UK has yet to seriously engage in key areas of negotiation - says Barnier . That worries me, he says. We can’t make progress on selected issues, he says. Need solutions on most difficult topics. Four areas in particular: #brexit /1
1) Level playing field. FTA would give uk access to 450 million consumers on its doorstep. Trade, services, transport, fisheries BUT need to guarantee social, environmental, tax, state aid. UK failing to engage here says Barnier /2
Barnier says there will be no ambitious trade deal without fair competition guarantees/3
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