March 12, 2018 / 11:56 AM / in 3 months

Britain and EU will reach accord on post-Brexit services trade -Maltese PM

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - The biggest risk to Britain’s post-Brexit economy is a disruption to trade in services, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Monday, but he thought London and Brussels would reach agreement on the issue.

Muscat said he feared leaving the EU single market would reduce Britain’s comparative advantage in services although he said predictions of a mass exodus from the City of London after Brexit were overdone.

He added though that he expected London and Brussels would find a solution on trade in services post-Brexit.

“I think there will be concessions from both sides, but from the European side, I don’t see concessions when it comes to points of principle, such as jurisdiction,” he told reporters on a visit to London.

“I see that as a very big, bold and bright red line from the European side,” he added.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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