EU, UK chiefs expected to hold another Brexit call – sources

EU Commission President von der Leyen meets British PM Johnson in Brussels
FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Brussels, Belgium December 9, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS

December 23, 2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are expected to hold another call on a trade deal on Wednesday or Thursday, sources with the bloc said.

The two spoke on Monday as they try to bridge gaps on allocating fish catches in UK waters from 2021 as well as ensuring corporate fair play, to seal a new pact to govern trade ties beyond Dec. 31, when Britain leaves the EU’s single market and customs union.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; editing by John Stonestreet)