Brexit: Negotiators gather in Brussels to resume talks

Brexit: Negotiators gather in Brussels to resume talks

The ongoing negotiations will open for the latest round on Thursday

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Brexit negotiations are due to resume in Brussels, with the UK team hoping to progress talks to discussions of trade.

Officials are due to meet for a sixth round of talks in the Belgian capital today following the EU’s negotiator-in-chief, Michel Barnier, saying more progress was needed after the first phase of the negotiations.

Key issues in this phase include the disputed financial settlement, the Irish border, and citizens' rights.

Barnier and David Davis, the Brexit secretary, will meet on Friday, with talks held by officials beginning on Thursday, .

The UK's chief negotiator has been visiting European capitals ahead of the talks to try to gather support ahead of the planned summit of EU leaders in December.

To bolster the UK position, the government has also released updated proposals on how EU citizens' rights would be protected, outlining they would have a statutory right to appeal if the application to remain in the UK post-Brexit was declined.