EU diplomats say any extension would be agreed only after Britain formally leaves in March 2019, so that London would remain under pressure to conclude a trade deal
Fri, Feb 09, 2018 - 5:50 AM
Mr Barnier has said he believes Britain can negotiate a free trade deal in under three years. But following talks on Monday, he told EU envoys that a number of issues were proving difficult.
SENIOR EU figures have told Reuters that Britain will not be ready to make a full break from the European Union by the end of 2020 as Brexit transition plans foresee and the bloc is bracing for a much longer goodbye.
The British government may be thinking along similar...