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EU's Barnier says trade talks with Britain 'disappointing'

FILE PHOTO: EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gestures during a news conference after Brexit negotiations, in Brussels, Belgium, April 24, 2020. Olivier Matthys/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday that the third round of talks with Britain on a new partnership was “disappointing”.

“We’re not going to bargain away our values for the benefit of the British economy,” Barnier told a news conference.

He added the bloc would not seal a new trade deal with London without level playing field guarantees of fair competition or without a comprehensive agreement on fisheries.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Jon Boyle

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