WORLD EU chief says 'next days decisive' in Brexit talks

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EU chief says 'next days decisive' in Brexit talks

AFP

16:50, December 16, 2020

British and European negotiators are closing in on a post-Brexit trade deal, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs Wednesday, but a dispute over fishing is proving hard to resolve.

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"The next days are going to be decisive," she said, addressing the European Parliament.

"The good news is that we have found a way forward on most issues.... But this is now a case of us being so close, and yet being so far away from each other, because two issues still remain outstanding, you know them: a level playing field and the fisheries."

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