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Luxembourg's PM on Brexit talks: 'Boris Johnson is disagreeing with his own position'

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As Europe focuses on reopening its economies after the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, there are other dark clouds on the horizon as the UK and the EU look ever more divergent over the type of relationship they want in future. We speak to the prime minister of the EU's wealthiest member state, Luxembourg. Xavier Bettel tells FRANCE 24 he sees the British government as going back on agreements it put into the Political Declaration, which was meant to form a basis for the final deal.

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Bettel also explains why he believes that when it comes to coronavirus, "we haven't won the fight yet, but we've won the first round".

Meanwhile, on the proposed €750 billion EU Recovery Plan, the Luxembourgish prime minister explains why he believes the proposal is "balanced".

Produced by Isabelle Romero, Mathilde Bénézet and Perrine Desplats

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