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Brexit: Trade talks yield little progress as EU, UK dig heels in

The UK was "refusing to engage in full conversation," the EU's chief Brexit negotiator has said at the end of what Michel Barnier described as a "disappointing" third round of talks.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, on Friday said the UK had not engaged in a "real conversation" on establishing a level playing field for trade and economic relations.
"On the governance of our future relations, the few useful discussions we had bore out only on sectoral issues, not a single framework of governance," Barnier said. "We were disappointed with the lack of ambition on the UK side."
The EU and UK's top negotiators have been in talks for a new trade relationship slated to go into effect January 1, 2021. However, without a deal in place, the UK would crash out of the EU's regulatory framework amounting to what many have described as a "hard Brexit."
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