UK negotiators only tackled issues “last week or two”, says EU | Politics

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British negotiators in trade and security negotiations with the EU only began to tackle the most contentious issues “a week or two” after pressure from business groups, the EU trade commissioner said.In an interview with the Guardian, Phil Hogan, who oversees the EU negotiations, said there had been “a change of attitude” from Downing Street in July, as they realized that the weather was slated but that the talks were “not as advanced as we would be.” as “.

The two sides engaged in intensive negotiations this month and informal talks continued this week. But despite the most contentious issues of access to UK waters for European fishing fleets and new rules to prevent regulatory undercutting being discussed, common ground between the parties has yet to be found. with approximately 12 weeks before parliamentary ratification.

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