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The Brussels diplomat claimed there are “three key” points to overcome in order to finally make progress after weeks of deadlock.
He insisted the divides over access to Britain’s coastal waters, the so-called “level-playing field” and an agreement to police any future deal would need to be resolved.
Writing on social media, Mr Barnier said: “Happy to be back in London today, redoubling our efforts to reach an agreement on the future EU-UK partnership.”
He claimed any agreement must “respect EU autonomy and UK sovereignty with effective governance and enforcement mechanisms between international partners”.
In a demand that could rock the Brexit talks, Mr Barnier insisted future common standards should be made to “evolve over time”.
Downing Street has been adamant it would not enter into an agreement with Brussels that ties Britain to the bloc’s standards over time.
And finally, Mr Barnier said any future relationship pact must provide “stable and reciprocal access to markets and fishing opportunities in the interest of both parties”.
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