EU’s Barnier Still Hopes Trade Deal with Britain Possible, Sources Say



Gabriela Baczynska, Jan Strupczewski | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Brexit negotiator told the bloc’s 27 national envoys to Brussels that he still hoped a trade deal with Britain was possible, stressing that the coming days would be decisive, diplomatic sources with the bloc told Reuters.

Michel Barnier addressed the gathering on Wednesday and the three sources either participated in the discussion behind closed doors or were briefed on its content.

“Barnier still believes a deal is possible though the next days are key,” said one of the EU diplomatic sources.

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