Ninth round of negotiations

The ninth round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom took place from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October 2020 in Brussels.

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Read the statement by Michel Barnier following the ninth round.

Eighth round of negotiations

The eighth round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom took place from Tuesday 8 September to Thursday 10 September 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

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Read the statement by Michel Barnier following the eighth round.

Seventh round of negotiations

The seventh round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom took place from Tuesday 18 August to Friday 21 August 2020 in Brussels.

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Concluding press conference

European Commission Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier held a closing press conference on Friday 21 August. Watch the press conference.

Read the introductory remarks of Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier.

Sixth round of negotiations

The sixth round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom took place from Monday 20 July to Thursday 23 July 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

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Concluding press conference

European Commission Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier held a closing press conference on Thursday 23 July in London. Watch the press conference.

Read the introductory remarks of Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier.

Restricted round of negotiations

A restricted round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom took place in Brussels from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

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Read the statement by Michel Barnier following the restricted round of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Fourth round of negotiations

The fourth round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom took place via videoconference from Tuesday 2 June to Friday 5 June 2020.

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Concluding press conference

European Commission Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier held a closing press conference on Friday 5 June. Watch the press conference.

Read the introductory remarks of Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier.

Third round of negotiations

The third round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom took place via videoconference from Monday 11 May to Friday 15 May 2020.

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Concluding press conference

European Commission Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier held a closing press conference on Friday 15 May. Watch the press conference.

Read the introductory remarks of Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier. 

Second round of negotiations

During a videoconference on 15 April 2020, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator, and David Frost, the UK’s Chief Negotiator, agreed to hold the second round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom from Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April 2020.

The negotiations had initially been scheduled to take place from Wednesday 18 March to Friday 20 March 2020 in London, United Kingdom. However, due to the coronavirus crisis, EU and UK negotiators jointly decided to postpone them.

The negotiations were held via videoconference.

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Concluding press conference

European Commission Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier held a closing press conference on Friday, 24 April. Watch the press conference.

Read the introductory remarks of Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier.

First round of negotiations

The first round of negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom took place from Monday 2 March to Thursday 5 March 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

In addition to the opening and closing sessions with the Chief Negotiators of both sides, as well as a series of bilateral meetings between the Chief Negotiators, specific negotiating sessions were held on the following topics:

  1. Trade in goods
  2. Trade in services and investment and other issues
  3. Level playing field for open and fair competition
  4. Transport
  5. Energy and civil nuclear cooperation
  6. Fisheries
  7. Mobility and social security coordination
  8. Law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
  9. Thematic cooperation
  10. Participation in Union programmes
  11. Horizontal arrangements and governance
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Press event:

European Commission Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier held a closing press conference on Thursday, 5 March:

Press contact:

Spokesperson Daniel Ferrie