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U.K. May Have Given Up on Brexit Deal, EU’s Trade Chief Says

  • European Commissioner Hogan sees lack of progress in talks
  • Next week’s negotiations are crucial, Hogan tells EU lawmakers
Phil Hogan
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The U.K. may have already given up on the prospect of getting a trade agreement with the European Union, one of the bloc’s most senior officials said, adding to signs of increasing friction in the negotiations.

“We’re not making much progress at the moment,” EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan told the European Parliament’s trade committee on Thursday in Brussels. “Perhaps the United Kingdom has come to the conclusion that there’s not going to be a deal.”