Published on 19 Jun 2017 Sections

Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The two men leading the Brexit negotiations have exchanged gifts and say they’ve made an encouraging start on the business of extricating Britain from the European Union.

The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, and the EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, held a full day of talks in Brussels – focusing first on the issues of the rights of expatriates, the financial settlement for Britain’s departure and other “separation issues”, including arrangements at the Irish border.