Brexit talks making better progress, says Ursula von der Leyen – video | Politics

Ursula von der Leyen has expressed optimism over Brexit negotiations, saying there had been progress and movement on important files, despite weeks at near standstill.

The European commission president has been attending negotiations virtually while the chief EU negotiator, Michel Barnier, is in self-isolation after a close official tested positive for coronavirus.

A trade and security agreement with Britain is close to being finalised, EU ambassadors have been told, but the risk remains of an accidental no-deal Brexit in six weeks


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