Brexit Bulletin, 23 March 2020

Mar 23, 2020

Given the latest COVID-19 developments, the EU and UK called off their second round of negotiations last week, originally scheduled to take place in London from 18-20 March 2020, leaving future Brexit talks uncertain.

With the Chief EU negotiator, Michel Barnier testing positive for COVID-19, his negotiation team and UK counterpart, David Frost are now under self-isolation. The revelation that the two main players in the Brexit talks are out of action raises further questions over whether a deal can be struck before the current deadline of 31 December 2020. The UK is currently in a transition period until the end of the year, with the hopes of negotiating a new partnership with the EU.