Start date announced for negotiations with European Commission / Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom to begin on 19 June

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Michel Barnier, the European Commission's Chief Negotiator, and David Davis, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, agreed on the 15 June 2017 to launch Article 50 negotiations on the 19 June 2017. The opening of the negotiations would take place at the European Commission in Brussels and would be a one-day event.

Following the inconclusive results in the United Kingdom General Election on the 8 June 2017 some commentators had wondered if the UK would call for a delay to the start of the negotiations - however, this was not the case.

The agenda for the first formal negotiating round can be found via the related url hyperlinks.

The start of the formal negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the EU followed preparatory 'talks about talks' earlier in the week at civil service level between the European Commission and the United Kingdom. The opening of negotiations at political level on the 19 June 2017 would 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 would also discuss the structure of the negotiations and the issues that need to be addressed over the coming months. The European Commission had already provided the United Kingdom with its position papers on citizens' rights and the financial settlement and published both texts on the 12 June 2017, in keeping with the Commission's transparency policy.

Source Link https://www.gov.uk/government/news/start-date-announced-for-negotiations-with-european-commission
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European Commission: RAPID: Press Release: STATEMENT/17/1656: (15.06.17): Joint statement by the Department for Exiting the European Union and the European Commission http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-17-1656_en.htm
European Commission: Publications: Meeting Agenda: Agenda of 19 June meeting between the EU and the UK on Article 50 negotiations https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/agenda-19-june-meeting-between-eu-and-uk-article-50-negotiations_en
European Commission: Departments and executive agencies: Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom http://www.europeansources.info/record/taskforce-on-article-50-negotiations-with-the-united-kingdom/
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union http://www.europeansources.info/record/brexit-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union/
European Commission: Publications: Position paper transmitted to the UK: essential principles on the financial settlement, June 2017 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/position-paper-essential-principles-financial-settlement_en
European Commission: Publications: Position paper transmitted to the UK: essential principles on citizens' rights, June 2017 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/position-paper-essential-principles-citizens-rights_en
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