July 12, 2018 / 12:41 PM / a year ago

EU to analyse UK Brexit plan - Barnier

FILE PHOTO: EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Walschaerts

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the European Union would review the British government’s latest proposal on Thursday for trading arrangements after the country leaves the bloc.

“We will now analyse the #Brexit White Paper (with) Member States & EP, in light of #EUCO guidelines,” he tweeted, referring to the European Parliament and his own negotiating mandate from the European Council of EU national leaders.

“EU offer = ambitious FTA + effective cooperation on wide range of issues, including a strong security partnership,” he added, referring to a free trade agreement which the EU has proposed negotiating with London.

“Looking forward to negotiations with the #UK next week,” he concluded. Negotiators from both sides are due to hold their latest round of talks in Brussels next week.

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; editing by David Stamp

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