UK to publish draft treaty in effort to reboot Brexit process

Posted by on May 17, 2020 3:00 pm
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After ‘disappointing’ talks, UK fears coronavirus crisis has distracted EU leaders

British negotiators fear Michel Barnier has been unable to get EU leaders to focus on Brexit trade and security talks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, as Downing Street prepares to publish a draft treaty this week in an effort to reboot the process.

David Frost, the UK’s chief negotiator, believes his EU counterpart recognises the need to budge on key issues, including fisheries, over which France, the Netherlands and Spain have imposed a tough line.

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