European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has questioned the feasibility of the 2020 year-end deadline to conclude Brexit trade and other negotiations. Photo: DPA European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has questioned the feasibility of the 2020 year-end deadline to conclude Brexit trade and other negotiations. Photo: DPA
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has questioned the feasibility of the 2020 year-end deadline to conclude Brexit trade and other negotiations. Photo: DPA
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Brexit trade negotiations may need to be extended, EU chief warns

  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is concerned about ‘how little time’ there is to seal trade and other deals by the end of 2020
  • She is suggesting an extension of the transition period but British PM Boris Johnson does not want any further delays

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has questioned the feasibility of the 2020 year-end deadline to conclude Brexit trade and other negotiations. Photo: DPA European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has questioned the feasibility of the 2020 year-end deadline to conclude Brexit trade and other negotiations. Photo: DPA
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has questioned the feasibility of the 2020 year-end deadline to conclude Brexit trade and other negotiations. Photo: DPA
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