PARIS (AP) – France has lambasted the British government for what it sees as a deliberate blockage in post-Brexit trade talks and for harboring unreasonable expectations. The EU and the UK, which have 27 countries, remain deadlocked in their talks over future trade ties after a transitional divorce period ended on December 31. This has raised fears that no deal will be in place on time and that tariffs and other trade barriers are due to be enacted early next year. Britain left the EU on January 31, but both sides hoped a chaotic Brexit could be avoided during 11 months of negotiations. Both sides have said September will be a crucial month in the talks.
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