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France Floats Veto Threat on Brexit Deal as EU Feels Strain

  • EU ambassadors warn Barnier not to give too much away in talks
  • Negotiating teams trying to complete deal within next few days
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France Floats Veto Threat Over Brexit Deal
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France warned it could veto a trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union if it doesn’t like the terms, piling pressure on the EU negotiating team not to make further concessions as talks build to a climax.

At a meeting of the bloc’s 27 ambassadors on Wednesday, the French envoy warned chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier of how bad it would look if he brokered a deal only to see it vetoed by EU leaders, according to a diplomatic note of the meeting seen by Bloomberg.