A decision on Brexit is solely the U.K.’s to make – at least that is what the EU would have everyone believe. The two sides are giving talks another go today and tomorrow in Brussels. The European Union thinks the outlines of a deal are in place, and that it’s on London to decide between what’s on the table and leaving in March without a deal. For their respective parliaments to ratify the deal by March, an agreement probably needs to be reached by December, according to EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Supposedly, Europe is even ready to offer a one-year extension to the Brexit transition period if it helps seal a deal by December – effectively keeping Britain in the EU’s single market and customs union indefinitely, while giving the two sides time to hammer out a new trade deal and resolve the status of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. At this point, the talks are perhaps less about negotiating a deal between the EU and U.K. than they are about resolv
Daily Memo: Choices to Make on Brexit and the Balkans
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