EU-UK negotiators work on deal over pizzas

EU officials say significant gaps remain on three main issues in negotiations with the UK.
EU officials say significant gaps remain on three main issues in negotiations with the UK.

A member of the EU's Brexit negotiating team says "significant" gaps on fisheries, the level playing field and dispute settling persist in UK trade talks, adding that the final outcome of the tortuous negotiations is still uncertain.

"The long and the short story is that talks are continuing in London. Significant divergences remain. Both sides are working hard to overcome them but the outcome is uncertain," Stefaan de Rynck, a member of the EU Brexit negotiating team led by Michel Barnier, told a seminar.

"This has been a marathon. We are probably past kilometre 40," de Rynck said, adding that negotiators helped themselves to pizzas during talks that lasted late into the evening on Wednesday.

Australian Associated Press