EU ambassador to UK says trust is low ahead of Brexit talks

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This photo illustration created on May 20, 2016 in Lille shows the flags of the European Union and the United Kingdom. On June 23, 2016 Great Britain will hold a referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom will remain within the European Union, often referred to as "Brexit." Group of Seven finance ministers on May 21 warned of the risks from a "shock" to the world economy if Britain votes to leave the European Union next month. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

NNA – The European Union’s ambassador to the United Kingdom said on Sunday that levels of trust between the two powers was low ahead of Brexit talks on the Northern Ireland protocol this week, but added that he was confident it would improve.

“The levels of trust are low right now,” Joao Vale de Almeida told Times Radio.

“We ultimately need to re-establish a minimum level of trust that allows us to find solutions, but this being said…I remain confident that we can get there.” — Reuters

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