The EU and UK began a third round of negotiations on a Brexit

© AP Photo / Kirsty WigglesworthФлаги of the European Union and the UK in the background the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster in London. Archival photoThe EU and UK began a third round of negotiations on a Brexit© AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth

Britain and the European Union started in Brussels the third round of negotiations on the terms Brexit, according to Twitter of the European Commission.

«The third round of negotiations has just begun», — stated in the message. They will last until 31 August.

Before the meeting, the chief negotiator from the European Union, member of the European Commission Michel Barnier expressed concern about the progress of the negotiations. He noted that the Commission has very carefully studied the proposals of the UK about Brexit, presented earlier, and, according to Barnier, the EU were still not enough satisfied. He also said that the sides «need to start negotiating seriously», and the EU will not allow the insufficient resolution of all issues pertaining to Brexit. The negotiator from the EU is ready to intensify negotiations in the coming weeks to move them.

Earlier on Monday, the coordinator of the European Parliament in the negotiations on Brexit, former Prime Minister of Belgium, guy Verhofstadt, said that the rights of citizens, the issue of borders with Ireland and the question of the financial obligations of great Britain to the European Union are priority topics for discussion Brexit, before you can move on to the question of future relations between the EU and the country.

The decision to withdraw from the EU was adopted by the British people in a referendum on 23 June 2016. United Kingdom 29 Mar officially launched the process of withdrawal from the EU, passing the head of the European Council Donald Tusk, a letter of notification. According to the rules set forth in the 50th article of the Lisbon Treaty, leaving the EU, Britain will have to leave the Association on March 29, 2019 — exactly two years after the launch of the Brexit.

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