EU aims for agreement “but not at any price”

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The European Union is “working” to secure a post-Brexit deal with the UK. “But not at any cost,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned on Wednesday after a call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“The conditions must be fair when it comes to fisheries, a level playing field and governance mechanisms. There is still a lot of work ahead of us,” she insisted in a tweet. The President of the European Council Charles Michel, who took part in the appeal, called on him to make “progress” in the negotiations.

Boris Johnson for his part considered that a post-Brexit trade agreement was “desirable”, while expressing his “disappointment” at the little progress made in the last two weeks. “He awaits” impatiently the results of the European summit ” Thursday, before “presenting the next steps for the United Kingdom,” Downing Street said in a statement.

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