U.K. chief negotiator David Frost has given his initial response to the European Council summit conclusions on Brexit | Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images
UK Brexit negotiator ‘disappointed’ by EU summit
David Frost says he’s ‘surprised EU is no longer committed to working ‘intensively’ to reach a future partnership.”
Updated 10/15/20, 7:35 PM CET
LONDON — U.K. chief negotiator David Frost has given his initial response to the European Council summit conclusions on Brexit — and it’s not positive.
“Disappointed by the euco conclusions on UK/EU negotiations. Surprised EU is no longer committed to working ‘intensively’ to reach a future partnership,” Frost tweeted, pointing out that intensive talks had been agreed with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on October 3.
“Also surprised by suggestion that to get an agreement all future moves must come from UK. It’s an unusual approach to conducting a negotiation,” he added.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out the U.K.’s full “reactions and approach” on Friday, Frost said.
The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said at the summit that he has suggested to the U.K. that his team come to London on Monday to continue the negotiations. The week after the U.K. negotiators could come to Brussels. “That’s in any case what I have proposed to the British team.”
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