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Brexit Negotiators Brace for Summit Showdown as Talks Drag

  • Macron’s position on fishing is seen as major threat to a deal
  • EU’s chief negotiator to hold talks with Merkel on Monday
EU Parliament Clears Way for U.K. Departure
Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg
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The stage is set for a showdown on Brexit at a European Union summit next week.

French President Emmanuel Macron’s reluctance to make concessions on fish is stirring concern among officials he could sink efforts to reach a wider trade accord as negotiators begin on Monday a two-week period of intense talks.