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Britain lacks negotiating epxerience - Norway PM

Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 00:51

Britain lacks experience in international negotiations due to its long membership of the European Union and this can slow talks, the prime minister of non-EU Norway told Reuters. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Britain lacks experience in international negotiations due to its long membership of the European Union and this can slow talks, the prime minister of non-EU Norway told Reuters, adding that she feared "a very hard Brexit". British Prime Minister Theresa May intends to launch by the end of March the two-year process of negotiating to leave the EU. They are expected to be some of the most complicated international talks Britain has engaged in since World War Two. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said she hoped Britain would be able to negotiate an agreement that keeps it very close to the EU but said it would be a difficult task. Though not in the EU, Norway is a member of the bloc's single market and allows free movement for EU workers. It also contributes to the EU budget and participates in Europe's open-border Schengen agreement.

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Britain lacks negotiating epxerience - Norway PM

Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 00:51