UK, EU resume Brexit negotiations

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BRUSSELS, Sep. 25 (MNA) – The government of the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will resume this Monday talks in a new round of negotiations on the British withdrawal or Brexit, where they will discuss recent proposals of Prime Minister Theresa May, confirmed an official source.

A spokesperson of the bloc indicated in the conversations between delegations headed by representative of the EU, Michel Barnier and his counterpart, David Davis, to evaluate progress in the process, in particular, on payments London must honor, according to the so-called "divorce bill"with Brussels.

Other issues to be discussed will be the situation of European citizens resident in the United Kingdom, as well as the British living in community nations and as third key point, the debate on border relations between Ireland, member of the EU, and Northern Ireland.

In a communiqué published last Friday, Barnier described as "constructive" the speech delivered by May that day in Florence, Italy, where the PM spoke in favor of a transition period of two years after the British separation, scheduled for March, 2019.

The head of Government said in her speech her country is set on keeping until 2020 its contribution to the EU Budget, but without specifying the amount, that according to experts of the regional organization is about 60 to 100 billion euros.

The Prime Minister was also imprecise on the luck of the 3.3 million European citizens radicated on British soil and, regarding the Irish border, demanded community leaders to be "imaginative and creative" in finding a solution.

In his words, Barnier spoke of the need that the London envoys put May positions in black and white next Monday, to make more agile the debate in order to reach an agreement by autumn next year at the latest, in order to comply with the term of its enactment, in the first quarter of 2019.

PL/MNA

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