European Commission hosts technical seminar on Article 50 negotiations

The European Commission is today hosting a half-day 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 Member States, the European Parliament and the Secretariat of the Council of the EU. The aim of this seminar is to outline the issues at stake for the EU27. It should contribute to building a common understanding of the process to come. President Juncker and Michel Barnier are working hand-in-hand with the President of the European Council in forging a united position among the EU27. As this is a technical seminar only, there will be no press point afterwards.