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EU and UK negotiating positions: Room for compromise?

The European Commission and UK government have set out their positions ahead of forthcoming trade talks. Both state that their aim is to maintain duty free, quota free access to each other's markets. Yet, at first sight, the conditions attached by each side appear incompatible. Is there room for compromise? We take a closer look.

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12 February 2020

EU and UK negotiating positions: Room for compromise?

The European Commission and UK government have set out their positions ahead of forthcoming trade talks. Both state that their aim is to maintain duty free, quota free access to each other's markets. Yet, at first sight, the conditions attached by each side appear incompatible.

Is there room for compromise? We take a closer look.

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