June 19, 2020 / 1:18 PM / 2 months ago

Still big gap to bridge on Brexit talks, EU says

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference after an EU summit on the coronavirus crisis held by videolink, in Brussels, Belgium April 23, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union still need to bridge “wide divergences” to reach a post-Brexit trade agreement, the European Union’s chief executive said on Friday, following a video summit of EU leaders.

“We have to bridge wide divergences,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference.

“Time is short, however, and even if we find a deal, many things will still change in our relationship with the United Kingdom, for citizens, for businesses, for administrations, Von der Leyen said.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Robin Emmott

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