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Britain, EU agree to continue Brexit talks – Brussels

The European Union has said British and EU negotiators have agreed to continue discussions aimed at ending the Brexit impasse, as the talks appear to be gaining momentum.

On Friday, the European Commission said that the technical talks are focused on “a first set of concepts, principles and ideas that the United Kingdom has put forward.”

The EU has demanded that Britain put forward written proposals on how to keep goods flowing smoothly across the Irish border without costly and time consuming checks once Northern Ireland leaves the bloc along with the rest of the UK.

The commission says “it is essential that there is a fully workable and legally operational solution” included in the legally-binding Brexit divorce agreement, AP reported. The EU remains “willing and open to examine any such proposals that meet all the objectives of the backstop” proposal which Britain wants removed from the agreement.