UK, EU to resume Brexit talks Thursday

London, Oct 21 (efe-epa).- Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and European Union will resume on Thursday in London, the British government announced Wednesday.

The UK had refused to convene a new meeting until Brussels accepted a “fundamental” change in its position.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier met this demand and said he will “seek the necessary compromises on both sides”.

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement that they had jointly agreed on a set of principles for an intensified phase of dialogue.

Negotiations will take place every day including weekends unless both parties agree otherwise.

The initial phase of these discussions will take place in the British capital from Thursday until Sunday.

There will also be later meetings both in London and Brussels and virtual conferences.

The negotiations will take place in principle on the basis of legal texts drafted by both parties, one of the conditions required by the UK.

Various working groups will seek to advance specific issues related to the future bilateral relationship as fast as possible, while a joint secretariat will draft a consolidated text encompassing progress in various areas.

Regular meetings will also be held between Britain’s top negotiator David Frost and his EU counterpart.

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