Second round of Brexit talks kicks off in Brussels

  17 July 2017    Read: 837
Second round of Brexit talks kicks off in Brussels

The second round of negotiations on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union will start on Monday in the Belgian capital of Brussels.

The United Kingdom will be represented by Brexit Secretary David Davis while the European Union by EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

The first day will see the sides hold an opening session and working groups on EU citizens' rights in the United Kingdom and on UK-EU post-Brexit financial settlement, according to EU officials.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, working groups will meet again, with the sides also discussing the issue of Ireland and governance issues.

On Thursday, coordinators will meet to agree on future rounds and a closing plenary session will be held before a working lunch between Barnier and Davis followed by a press conference.

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union through a referendum. Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union officially kicked off on June 19, and are due to be completed by the end of March 2019.

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