EU Energy Policy

Brexit negotiations to start on Monday

Article 50 discussions on the UK's exit from the EU will start on Monday, the European Commission has said.
By Andreas Walstad 16 June 2017 0 26399

Michel Barnier, the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, and David Davis, UK secretary of state for exiting the EU, agreed on Thursday to launch Article 50 negotiations regarding the UK’s exit from the EU on 19 June, the European Commission said on Friday.

"The opening of negotiations at political level next week will focus on issues related to citizens' rights, the financial settlement, the Northern Irish border and other separation issues, as part of the sequenced approach to the talks. Both sides will also discuss the...