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UK/EU: High-level meeting could kick the can further down the road

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The upcoming meeting between PM Boris Johnson and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen might be what is needed to finally get a trade deal signed off – or at least to prevent a collapse of the negotiations ahead of time. Johnson's direct involvement is positive, because at the core of Brexit lies the idea of furthering the space for political decisions. This idea also continues to render progress in the current talks difficult, for instance, agreeing on future fishing shares or fair competition rules upfront, rather than leaving them for democratically responsive UK governments to adj
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