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