Brussels, Aug 29: The European Union’s (EU) chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier has urged the UK to start “negotiating seriously”, as the third round of talks involving Britain’s exit from the 27-member bloc began in Brussels, the media reported. On Monday, Barnier said he welcomed the British government’s position papers, which he said had been read “very carefully” in Brussels, but added that he wanted the UK to come clean on how much it was prepared to pay in terms of an exit bill, reports the Guardian. “We need UK positions on all separation issues. This is necessary to make sufficient progress... must start negotiating seriously. We need UK papers that are clear in order to have constructive negotiations. The sooner we remove the ambiguity the sooner we will be in a position to discuss the future relationship and to a transitiol period,” Barnier added. (IANS)
EU's Brexit negotiator tells UK to 'get serious'