Brexit talks progress

Otago Daily Times - - World -

Brexit sec­re­tary David Davis and EU chief ne­go­tia­tor Michel Barnier say their lat­est round of talks have made progress, but sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences re­main.

Fol­low­ing Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s Florence speech propos­ing a two­year tran­si­tion in which Bri­tain would con­tinue to pay into EU cof­fers af­ter Brexit, Davis said the talks in Brus­sels had made ‘‘de­ci­sive steps’’ for­ward.

How­ever, both men ac­knowl­edged there were gaps be­tween them — in­clud­ing on fu­ture cit­i­zens’ rights which the EU is in­sist­ing must be en­forced through the Euro­pean Court of Jus­tice.

Barnier said May’s speech had cre­ated a ‘‘good dy­namic’’ for the talks. — BPA

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