In recent months, containing the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak has been a primary focus for policymakers across the globe. In the EU, the pandemic has dominated government agendas, de-prioritising Brexit negotiations and placing further pressure on the agreed timeline.
Against this backdrop, the panellists assess the current state of Brexit negotiations and highlight some key points of divergence which still remain between the UK and Brussels.
What might compromise and a common direction look like?
Is an extension necessary to reach an agreement particularly given the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 outbreak?
And what are some of the concerns for businesses and citizens regarding prolonging negotiations?