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Brexit Talks Suspended After Member Of EU Team Tests Positive For Covid-19

Written by on November 19, 2020

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Brexit Talks Suspended After Member Of EU Team Tests Positive For Covid-19


Top-level talks on a post-Brexit trade deal have been suspended after a member of EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s team tested positive for coronavirus.

Barnier, who has been leading talks with UK counterpart Lord Frost, said “we have decided to suspend the negotiations at our level for a short period”.

“The teams will continue their work in full respect of guidelines,” he said.

Frost said he was in “close contact” with Barnier about the situation. “The health of our teams comes first,” he said and thanked the European Commission for their help and support.

Commission president Ursula von der Leyen wished the member of the negotiating team a “speedy recovery”. She said work would continue “in full respect of” Covid-19 rules

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