Showing frustration with what Europeans consider British grandstanding and impatience with a dearth of clear proposals, the EU’s Michel Barnier said Britain needs to make “sufficient progress” on all the initial issues — citizens’ rights.
Citizens’ rights in each other’s nations are considered the first issue that both sides must settle.
Many details have not yet been worked out and further negotiations are expected.
EU leaders have agreed that the post-Brexit locations of key bank and medical agencies currently based in London would be decided by November.
Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal.