EU-UK trade talks extended

Two in five UK adults say that the UK has more to lose than the EU if Brexit negotiations fail, compared to just a quarter who say that the EU has more to lose than the UK, according to a poll published on Wednesday (28 October). [EPA-EFE/VICKIE FLORES]

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will stay in London for an extra three days of trade talks with UK counterpart David Frost in a move that has increased hopes that an agreement may be within reach.

Barnier had been due to return to Brussels on Sunday (25 October), and the three day extension was described as “a very good sign” of progress by UK cabinet minister Brandon Lewis.

The talks, which are now being based on legal texts drafted by the two sides, will then continue in Brussels from Thursday (29 October). (Benjamin Fox | EURACTIV.com)

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