Barnier on Brexit talks: no 'decisive progress on any of the principle subjects'

LONDON — British and EU negotiators have made no “decisive progress” on the key issues being discussed in the first stage of Brexit talks, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday.

“We’re quite far from being able to say sufficient progress has taken place,” Barnier said, addressing international media in Brussels alongside the UK’s Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU resumed this week however the two sides are yet to reach an agreement on the issues of citizens’ rights, the Northern Irish border, and Britain’s financial obligations, or the “Brexit bill” as it’s more commonly known.

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