The first face-to-face Brexit talks since the coronavirus outbreak have ended a day early with no sign of the two sides being any closer to a deal. Businesses are worried.
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says Britain has failed to engage, with two key issues proving particularly troublesome to resolve. The UK now faces a real risk of quotas and tariffs, he said.
EU leaders and Britain's PM say they will try to inject new momentum into stalled negotiations on post-Brexit trade relations. Both sides have committed to speeding talks on forging fresh relations over the summer.
An intense round of post-Brexit negotiations ended early in Brussels with European Commission chief Barnier citing "serious divergences" between the two sides. A new round begins next week in London.
Ahead of the fourth round of Brexit talks, the EU's chief negotiator says the economic fallout from COVID-19 makes a trade deal all the more vital. Michel Barnier also accused the UK of falling behind on its commitments.
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