Brexit talks resume amid warnings of timing running out

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BRUSSELS (AP) European Union officials resumed negotiations with British officials on Thursday, Nov. 8, concerning the Great Britain’s departure from the 28-nation bloc amid more warnings that time was running out to reach an agreement before Brexit in March 2019.

Technical talks got underway, with the sides looking to move forward on the key issues of Britain’s financial commitments, the status of Irish borders, and the future of citizens hit by Brexit.

“More progress needed,” Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted Wednesday.

EU leaders agreed in October to speed up talks but this new round has taken time to organize.

Britain wanted to talk about future relations and trade with the EU, but the leaders refuse to address that until “sufficient progress” is made. They will decide in mid-December whether to move forward.

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