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The deadline for negotiating the UK's future relationship with the EU may need to be extended, the European Commission president has said.
Boris Johnson has said the post-Brexit transition period will not be extended beyond 31 December 2020.
But Ursula von der Leyen both sides needed to think seriously about whether this was enough time to reach an agreement.
, which included a new clause prohibiting the government from extending the transition period beyond the end of 2020.
During this 11-month period, the UK will cease to be an EU member but its trading relationship will remain the same and it will continue to follow the EU's rules, such as accepting rulings from the European Court of Justice. It will also continue to contribute to the EU's budget.
The UK will use the time to negotiate a free trade deal as well as Other Aspects of its future relationship with the EU, including law enforcement, security and access to fishing waters.
Earlier this month, Ms von der Leyen said the timeframe was "extremely short" to discuss not only trade, but also other Issues .
If negotiators fail to agree a trade deal by the deadline and no extension is agreed, this would leave the UK trading on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms with the EU, with the likelihood of tariffs on imports and exports.
According to The Paper , EU chiefs will threaten to block access unless both sides agree on two key Issues - equivalence in Financial Services , meaning the UK's rules on financial regulation are deemed in effect as good as those of the EU, and adequacy, which means Britain's level of data protection is comparable to that of Eu Law .
Failure to be granted "data adequacy" could inhibit vital EU data being shared with Britain for trade, security and medicine.
quotes a senior European official as saying the UK is at "the end of the queue" for a deal to allow data to continue to flow freely with the EU after Brexit.
Wojciech Wiewiorowski , the EU's new data protection supervisor, told The Paper that assessing the UK's data adequacy would be a lengthy process which may fall down The List of priorities in negotiations.