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> Expats rights, Britain's divorce bill, and the Irish border, the three key issues the EU says that need to be addressed for it is willing to begin talks on a future trade deal. That just days after this picture, the EU team with reems of paper, the UK team without, sparked jibes from Brexit critics.
They said the picture shows the UK's government is under prepared for the negotiations. Brexit Minister David Davis denying that Thursday saying he had 98 officials working on the talks in Brussels.>> All in all, the second round of negotiations has given there's a lot to be positive about, and it also highlighted the need for both sides to demonstrate a dynamic and flexible approach in the way we approach these challenges.
>> The EU not sounding flexible on the way in which the rights of its citizens living in the UK will be guaranteed. Barnier saying there was a fundamental divergence on the issue and insisted that the European Courts of Justice should be the guarantor of those rights. Davis said both the UK and the EU agree on the need to ensure certainty for citizens.
>> We obviously have different views on how we achieve that.>> Areas of disagreement identified as the priority in the next round of talks, those due to take place in late August. Barnieh, concluding his opening remarks on Thursday, said that round must be about clarification.