Brexit deal ‘cannot be changed’ by law, says EU Chief

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a press statement in Brussels. (File photo: AFP)

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen complained Wednesday that hopes of a post-Brexit trade deal are fading and warned Britain that its attempts to modify its withdrawal agreement are illegal.

“With every day that passes, chances for a timely agreement do start to fade,” the president of the European Commission said in her annual State of the European Union address.

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“Negotiations are always difficult, and we are used to that... But talks have not progressed, as we would have wished. And that leaves us very little time.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 16 September 2020 KSA 17:35 - GMT 14:35