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EU says trust needed if talks with UK are to continue

EU Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic gives a news conference on 2020 Strategic Foresight report called "Charting the course towards a more resilient Europe" in Brussels, Belgium September 9, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said on Wednesday that Britain is aware that a lack of respect for its Withdrawal Agreement would have consequences and said that if negotiations are to continue the bloc must have trust in London.

“For us this is of course a matter of principle,” he told a news conference. “The trust to continue our discussion on the implementation ... is a must.”

... by John Chalmers