LONDON — EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will meet U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis in London on Monday, ahead of a fresh round of talks in Brussels next week.
It will be the first time Barnier has held discussions on Brexit in London. Davis confirmed the meeting in a tweet on Friday, saying: “Looking forward to welcoming @MichelBarnier to London on Monday. Important next step in our work to build new partnership between UK & EU.”
The Department for Exiting the European Union published details of Brexit talks in Brussels next week, which will focus on transition as expected, but also on “withdrawal issues” leftover from Phase 1 of the talks, as well as issues relating to Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Officials will hold “technical talks” between Tuesday and Thursday, before the negotiating coordinators, Olly Robbins for the U.K. and Sabine Weyand for the EU, meet on Friday. The final day’s session will also include a “U.K. update on the future relationship,” according to DExEU.
Barnier will also visit the European Banking Authority, which is set to move to Paris after Brexit, in order to assess the “Brexit preparedness of EU financial services providers,” the EU’s negotiator tweeted Friday.
This article was updated to include additional details on Michel Barnier’s identity.