February 28, 2020 / 11:38 AM / a month ago

"We do not accept time pressure" in UK talks, says French Europe minister

LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - French European Affairs Minister Amelie de Montchalin said on Friday the European Union would not accept “artificial deadlines” in talks on a future relationship with Britain.

On Thursday, the British government said it would walk away from talks on a future relationship with the EU if there had not been “good progress” in the negotiations by June.

“We do not accept time pressure,” Montchalin told an audience at Chatham House.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison

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