Both UK and EU negotiators signalled progress had been made this week during informal talks ahead of the ninth round of full negotiations next week. An EU official said: “It looks like the tide is turning.”
But the Prime Minister’s team warned the EU would have to adopt “more realistic” positions on fishing rights, state aid and other issues for the deadlock to be fully broken.
Both sides have said that an EU summit in the middle of October is the deadline for an agreement.
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September 26, 2020