European Commission hosts second technical seminar on Article 50 Negotiations

The European Commission is today hosting a technical seminar on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. Mr. Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the UK, will chair the meeting, which includes senior officials from the EU27 Member States, the European Parliament and the Secretariat of the Council of the EU. The aim of the meeting is to create a common understanding of the key issues that need to be included in an orderly withdrawal agreement and will build on what was discussed at the previous seminar of 29 November 2016. In particular, today’s seminar will focus on issues surrounding the financial settlement and citizens’ rights.