Serhat TUNAR -TDO- European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said no progress had been made on the key issues of trade talks between the UK and the European Union, which must be finalised by the end of 2020.
Barnier, who held a press conference on the issue in Brussels, said there had been distance on fishing, but the UK was not keen on equivalency negotiations on competition.
Barnier also made clear that they would not negotiate their own values to benefit the British economy.
Trade talks between the European Union and the UK were thought to be more difficult in part, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak, these talks were dealt another blow.
In the past week, the European Commission has launched a rule-breaking process on the grounds that the UK does not comply with free movement rules. The UK, meanwhile, accuses the European Union of breaching its Brexit deal on the issue of session permits for British citizens.