The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier ruled out an open-ended transition period after Brexit, speaking at a press conference from Brussels on Tuesday. «Logically enough, we proposed that it should end on 31st December 2020, at the same time as the multiannual budget period. The United Kingdom it seems, would like to keep this open ended, which is not possible,» said Barnier. The... Еще EU has previously stated that it would prefer a transition period of 21-months, with a fixed end date. The United Kingdom has instead proposed 'managed divergence' from the EU followings its departure in 29 March 2019. The EU's chief negotiator has offered crisis talks with his British counterpart David Davis, having expressed serious concerns about the differences remaining between the two sides.