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“A degree of trust needs to be rebuilt” between the UK and EU, as Brexit negotiations on their future relationship near their endgame. That’s according to Paolo Gentiloni, the EU’s Commissioner for Economy and a former Italian prime minister. He tells FRANCE 24 why he believes a Brexit deal is still possible and how the EU is preparing in case of a “No Deal” scenario on January 1, 2021.
We also discuss whether the EU’s €750 billion Recovery Plan will be ready to be put into action on January 1 as planned, after disputes over how the money is handed out – and when the EU will bring back restrictions on member states’ public finances, after the Stability and Growth Pact was suspended in March.
Prepared by Isabelle Romero and Mathilde Bénézet