Trade talks between the U.K. and European Union are “so tricky and so difficult” but there could be a positive outcome in the next few days, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said. With face-to-face talks continuing in London, the German head of the bloc’s executive said on Tuesday there are still important questions to resolve around the so-called level playing field, a set of rules designed to ensure fair competition between businesses. […] An accord would establish tariff and quota-free trade in goods and cooperation in areas such as security and transport. […] I’m very clear again that we want an agreement, but not at any price, so we are well prepared for for both scenarios, and we will see in the next days how things turn out.” […] Ireland’s prime minister, Micheal Martin, told the Irish Times that “there’s a landing zone for an agreement” and that he is hopeful of an agreement by the end of the week.
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