Ireland sees crisis in Brexit talks if no progress soon

first_imgDUBLIN – Trade talks between Britain and the European Union will hit a crisis point unless there is progress the coming weeks, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney warned on Tuesday. Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks to media in a count centre, during Ireland’s national election, in Cork, Ireland, Feb. 9, 2020. REUTERS But he said the EU side would not back down on its insistence that progress is made on fisheries and level-playing-field provisions in parallel to trade talks.center_img Coveney was speaking after consulting with chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier ahead of EU-British talks next Monday – one of two rounds remaining before the European Union makes an assessment of progress in early July. (Reuters)last_img