The European Union has said Brexit talks cannot be in secret, announcing that it will make all negotiating documents available on a public website.
Calling for “maximum transparency”, the EU has pledged to allow the public to see what is being discussed every step of the way.
Documents to be published include those relating to the commission’s position on EU citizens’ rights, which are likely to be a priority in the first months. Talks started on 19 June and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier said he intends to maintain a level of openness throughout. “We’re prepared to have great transparency on all the negotiating documents that are to be made public,” he said. To see the documents visit: ec.europa.eu/commission/ publications/article50-negotiationsunited-kingdom_en