Britain, EU clash over who takes next Brexit step

Source: Jamaica Observer

“The EU and Britain clashed Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May said the ball was in the EU’s court as Brexit negotiations entered a critical fifth round. Officials from both sides are meeting in Brussels, but chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier and British counterpart David Davis are not attending the start, underscoring low expectations for the talks. This round of divorce discussions is the last before European leaders meet at a summit on October 19 to decide whether there is ‘sufficient progress’ to move on to the trade talks that Britain desperately wants. The European Commission roundly rejected May’s assertion that it was up to Brussels to take the initiative to advance the stalled talks, amid fears that her domestic political woes were threatening the negotiations.” (10/09/17),_EU_clash_over_who_takes_next_Brexit_step?profile=1228