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EU wants Brexit deal, but not at any price, says Commission chief

A flag of the European Union is pictured outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants a new trade deal with Britain, but not at any price, the head of the bloc’s executive Commission said on Friday.

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” Ursula von der Leyen told a news conferenec after two days of talks among the 27 national EU leaders in Brussels.

“We have made progress on many many difficult fields but the main ones all remain very much open,” she said, naming guarantees on a level playing field of fair competition as a key sticking point. “There is still a lot of work to do.”

Reporting by Marine Strauss and Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by David Goodman