Brexit talks by Johnson with EU’s von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn
(UK) – Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to hold Brexit talks with European Commission’s President Ursula von der Leyen.
UK officials warn Johnson that a pre-autumn agreement needs to take place.
“We need a broad agreement in place by the summer. We can’t still be having this conversation in September or October.”
– Unnamed official
The EU’s plan for a common regulatory framework was “novel and unbalanced”, according to Downing Street.
“As soon as the EU accepts we will not conclude an agreement on that basis, we will be able to make progress.”
– Boris Johnson’s spokesman
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