UK-EU trade talks 'paused' with deal still elusive


Trade talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union have come to a halt as Britain approaches the end of its transition out of the E. U. the European union's chief negotiator says he and his British counterpart have agreed to pause negotiations in order to brief their political leaders Michelle Barney a says the conditions for a trade deal have not been met and differences remain after a week of intense negotiations Barnier says British prime minister Boris Johnson and E. U. commission president Ursula von der Leyen we'll discuss the state of the talks Saturday United Kingdom lefty you early this year but remains part of the bloc's economic embrace during an eleven month transition as the two sides try to negotiate a new free trade deal that would take effect January first I'm Ben Thomas

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