Brexit Negotiations – Round 3

The third round of talks between the UK and the EU starts on Monday 28th August 2017 and is scheduled to take place from 28-31 August 2017.

There are three negotiating groups covering citizens’ rights, financial settlement and other separation issues. The issues related to Northern Ireland and the governance of the withdrawal agreement will be addressed by the Coordinators.

The agenda is as follows

Monday, 28 August 2017
17:00: David Davis, UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Michel Barnier, European Commission Chief Negotiator, meet at the The Berlaymont, an office building in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Principals’ meeting

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

  • Negotiating groups

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

  • Coordinators’ meetings
  • Negotiating groups

Thursday, 31 August 2017

  • Closing plenary
  • Press briefing

Prior to the meeting, the UK has issued a number of position and policy papers which outline the UK’s position on various topics.
Thes papers are available at

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/article-50-and-negotiations-with-the-eu

David Davis said:

These papers will help give businesses and consumers certainty and confidence in the UK’s status as an economic powerhouse after we have left the EU.

They also show that as we enter the third round of negotiations, it is clear that our separation from the EU and future relationship are inextricably linked.

We have already begun to set out what we would like to see from a future relationship on issues such as customs and are ready to begin a formal dialogue on this and other issues.