Michel Barnier: Brexit agreement ‘within reach’

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Wednesday told the European Parliament that “an agreement is within reach if both sides are willing to work constructively.”

Brexit talks stalled last week, when the U.K. put formal negotiations on hold after the European Council. U.K. officials said that without a signal from the EU that it is also ready to make concessions, formal talks can’t resume.

Barnier stressed that the EU is ready to compromise in order to reach a deal. “We will seek the necessary compromises on both sides in order to reach an agreement and we will do so right up until the last day until it’s possible to do so. Our doors will remain open until the very end.”

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