French minister warns Brexit talks could take ‘three times longer’ than Boris Johnson plans

12th January 2020 / NewsBits
  • Trade talks between the EU and Britain could take ‘three times longer’ than Boris Johnson is planning, a French minister has warned.
  • Johnson has said discussions about the future must be completed by the end of 2020 and that there is ample time to agree a wide-ranging deal.
  • But Amelie de Montchalin said EU member states would bide their time even if that risks causing a chaotic no-deal transition at the end of the year.
  • “If Boris Johnson says it must end in 11 months from now and we need 15, 24 or 36 months, the 27 will take their time,” she said.

Source: New European



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