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Germany tells Britain time running out for deal

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 22, 2020
Germany's Europe Minister Michael Roth urged Britain on Tuesday to drop plans for a bill that would break the country's obligations to the European Union under its withdrawal treaty as time was running out to clinch an EU-Britain trade deal.
Minister Michael Roth
Germany   Minister Michael Roth
Speaking to reporters ahead of a meeting of EU ministers in Brussels that is to prepare a summit of EU leaders later this week, Roth said he was "extremely worried" by London's plans to pass an internal market bill that would break international law.

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"Please, dear friends in London, stop the games, time is running out, what we really need is a fair basis for further negotiations and we are ready for that," Roth said.

He said the EU was "really, really disappointed" about the results of the trade negotiations, which have become stuck on the issue of EU fishermen's access to British waters, fair competition between EU and British companies and a mechanism to resolve disputes in the future.


 

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