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EU doubts 2020 Brexit vision, sees longer goodbye

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

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...

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