On October 23, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian is hosting David Davis, the British minister responsible for the exiting from the European Union. This is Mr. Davis’s first trip to France in connection with his [Brexit] duties.
Jean-Yves Le Drian will listen to a presentation by Mr. Davis on the British goals in the Brexit negotiations and will reaffirm the European Union’s expectations, in line with the fundamental principles articulated by the European Council of April 27 and implemented by the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.
As a reminder, the European Council of October 20 noted that the work currently under way needs to continue, with a second phase of negotiations dealing with the framework for future relations or transitional measures. The Council indicated that such a phase could begin in December if sufficient progress had been made in current negotiations on citizens’ rights, Ireland, and financial obligations.