Barnier: EU ‘calm and united’ as post-Brexit trade talks with UK resume

Negotiators from the UK and the European Union (EU) met in person to make progress on a post-Brexit trade deal.

Teams led by Prime Minister David Frost's European Adviser and President Michel Barnier of the EU held talks in Brussels for the first time since the Coronavirus crisis.

Mr. Barnier said they would "make the most of the intensified process over the coming weeks and months."

He said the EU "remains calm and united in its principles and values".

One of the main stumbling blocks in the talks is the “level playing field,” which is designed to prevent the UK from lowering standards for workers' rights, environmental protection and government subsidies.

The British side has claimed that the proposed measures would bind them to the Brussels rules despite their exit from the EU.

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