Michel Barnier on state of play of Article 50 negotiations with the UK

The European Commission’s Chief Negotiator for Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom, Michel Barnier, said this week: “Our first day of negotiations, on 19 June, was useful to start off on the right foot. But the hard work starts now. We discussed EU citizens rights and there is a significant difference between our positions. Citizens’ rights, the single financial settlement, the new borders, in particular in Ireland, are inseparable issues. We have published nine EU position papers so far on the different issues. The EU positions are clear. We now urgently need to know the UK’s position on each of these issues in order to make progress.”

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