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Following a drift towards stalemate in recent days, Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, used an interview in the Sunday Times to accuse Boris Johnson of backsliding on Britain’s commitments.
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Later he served as deputy foreign minister for EU affairs and as Poland’s negotiator in areas including sanctions towards Russia and energy security.
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Indeed, a Taliban commitment to reduce violence - similar to the one it made with US negotiators prior to signing the deal with Washington - would likely bring Kabul to the negotiating table.
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‘The UK has been taking three steps back from the original commitments,’ says EU negotiator
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When they arrived a stand-off quickly ensued, with police negotiators called in to speak to a man and a woman inside the house.
· Bad tempered post-Brexit talks enter crucial phase →
The previous round ended in acrimony with the EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier asking his UK counterpart David Frost to watch his “tone” in a tetchy exchange of letters.
· Four ways the Brexit transition period could be extended after the deadline has passed →
One disadvantage of this approach would be to force negotiators to pause their talks on the future relationship to draw up this new treaty, simply to extend the time they have for the future relationship talks – hardly an ideal solution.
· The reality of no trade deal with the EU is moving closer by the day – although Johnson may regret imposing such barriers →
David Frost, Boris Johnson’s negotiator, has not had a “Zoom drink” with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier, though Frost would be well-qualified as a former chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association.
· Sterling sinks to two-month low as Brexit fears loom →
Yesterday, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnie, called on Britain to be more realistic if it wants to clinch a deal on leaving the single market.
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As a business negotiator, Trump seems confident about his negotiating skills.