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Brexit trade deal ‘unlikely’, but research cooperation recognised

Image: Dati Bendo, European Union 2020

‘Common interest to cooperate’ on research and innovation, says EU chief negotiator

The latest round of talks on the future relationship between the EU and UK ended on 23 July with both sides saying major differences remain, although the EU acknowledged the mutual benefit of continuing cooperation on research and innovation.

EU lead negotiator Michel Barnier (pictured right) said there had been “no progress on two essential topics” in the intensified July talks: a framework for fair competition between businesses and a fair deal for fisheries.

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