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Flanagan: Brexit transition needed

Flanagan calls for a transition period after the 2019 deadline to allow for challenging trade negotiations to be finished

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
2nd April, 2017
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said a Brexit transition period will be needed to cover an EU-British trade deal that could take “years”.

The EU wants to concentrate first on the terms of Britain’s withdrawal before discussing trade arrangements and few expect that it can all be done within the two-year negotiating limit.

Flanagan told The Sunday Business Post there was a need for a transition period after the...

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