Michel Barnier, the EU’s Chief Negotiator on the Brexit process, has said that there is still “deadlock” over the negotiations. He added that he still hoped that progress could be made over the next two months, despite the current situation. The announcement will put pressure on David Davis, the Secretary of State for Leaving the EU, who had previously said that progress had been made.
Barnier also criticised the UK’s negotiating team, saying their lack of discussion on how to resolve the current issues was “very disturbing”. During the press conference, Davis added though that he hoped an EU council meeting next week would help in moving the negotiations forwards.