Even as London feuds, Brexit negotiations take place in Brussels

Even as London feuds, Brexit negotiations take place in Brussels

Even as London feuds, Brexit negotiations take place in Brussels

It said Britain's plan "would cast a dark cloud of vagueness and uncertainty over millions of Europeans" by giving EU citizens living in Britain fewer rights than those of British citizens in the EU.

Barnier said on Monday that the talks, which run to Thursday, would "delve into the heart of the matter".

The four days of talks are set to also address more detailed concerns such as Britain's future in Euratom, the EU's nuclear safety agency, and the role of the European Court of Justice, the EU's top court.

Britain's "divorce bill" is estimated at about €60 billion although some commentators have suggested it could be as large as €100 billion.

Barnier last week held a series of meetings in Brussels with British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other United Kingdom figures at odds with May.

May's minority government remains fragile one month after the snap June 8 election in which her Conservative Party lost its majority, forcing it to seek an alliance with Northern Ireland's small ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party.

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The Opposition floor management for the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which starts on 17 July, was also on agenda. Soon after, he called back and conveyed his acceptance of the opposition leaders's decision and thanked them.

Earlier last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May's government published a draft law to formally end Britain's membership of the European Union, but opposition parties and the leaders of Scotland and Wales threatened to block what they called a "naked power-grab".

On Sunday, finance minister Philip Hammond, an advocate for a transition to Brexit, said most ministers now agreed with him: "Five weeks ago the idea of a transition period was quite a new concept". "I think my colleagues should be very quiet, stick to their own departmental duties and I think the public expects us to be disciplined and effective".

Pictures showed no notes on the table in front of Davis and his two advisers, in contrast to sheaves of paperwork brought by Barnier and his team.

Britain and the European Union (EU) launch a new round of Brexit negotiations here on Monday as conflicting views on "divorce" terms cast shadow on the resumption of talks and a feasible deal seems rather hard to reach for now.

At a brief press conference with Mr Barnier earlier in the morning, the Brexit secretary said that this week's talks would delve "into the substance of the matter", include discussions on Britain's European Union exit bill and citizens rights.

In March, Prime Minister Theresa May had set a two-year timetable for leaving the European Union, and insisted the process can not be reversed.

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