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Junker claims Brexit talks will drag on longer than the allotted two years


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Junker claims Brexit talks will drag on longer than the allotted two years

European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, claims that Brexit negotiations with the EU will be complex and take longer than the allotted two years.

Speaking on the sidelines at the international Munich Security Conference Junker added that Britain does not have the right to forge bilateral trade deals while still a member of the EU.

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is due to trigger Article 50 at the end of March to kick-start exit talks with the European Union.

However, Junker did agree with May that the rights of EU citizens living in Britain and British nationals living in the EU will be resolved quickly.

He also replied to London’s offer to be a bridge to Donald Trump, Junker said:“To put it brutally, we don’t need the United Kingdom Government to organise our relations with the US.”

Juncker has revealed that he will not run for a second term and will stand down when his current term ends in November 2019.

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