Britain, EU tell each other to give way in trade talks

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Islam News – Britain insisted on Sunday that the European Union should budge to open the way to a new, post-Brexit trade pact, drawing a swift response from the bloc’s negotiator defending the union’s right to protect its interests , according to Reuters agency.

With less than two weeks before Britain leaves the EU’s orbit, both sides are calling on the other to move to secure a deal and safeguard almost a trillion dollars worth of annual trade from tariffs and quotas.

Talks to reach a trade deal have been largely hamstrung over two issues – the bloc’s fishing rights in British waters and creating a so-called level playing field providing fair competition rules for both sides.

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday the bloc should drop its “unreasonable demands”.

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