British, Irish PMs upbeat on trade deal after Northern Ireland talks

BELFAST (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart voiced optimism for a zero-tariff British-European Union trade deal after meeting in Northern Ireland on Thursday for their first talks since Micheál Martin took office.

But Johnson later reiterated that Britain would not drop its rejection of level-playing-field commitments beyond those normally found in a free-trade agreement, a key sticking point.

Britain, which formally left the EU at the...
source: Reuters

2020-08-13 21:02
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