Brexit: UK and EU restart trade talks after leaders’ call



Katya Adler | BBC

Negotiators for the UK and EU have restarted talks over a post-Brexit trade deal as they search for a breakthrough in securing an agreement.

It comes after the two sides decided on Sunday there had been enough progress for negotiations to continue.

PM Boris Johnson has warned the sides remain “very far apart” in key areas, but “where there’s life there’s hope”.

Time is fast running out to finalise an agreement before the UK’s Brexit transition ends in just over two weeks.

The decision to keep talking came after Mr Johnson discussed the main sticking points with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday.

A new deadline for a decision has not been set – but the ultimate deadline comes on 31 December, when the UK stops following EU trading rules.

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