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EU arranged Brexit negotiating strategy

Brexit negotiating strategy

European Council President Donald Tusk issued the guidelines, argue for a phased approach in talks.

The draft will be sent to the 27 member states for approval. They will set the tone for two years of negotiations. Britain formally triggered the Brexit process on Wednesday. It had called for simultaneous talks on exit terms and future trade ties. The draft guidelines, seen by the BBC, suggest starting with discussions on the separation arrangement. Britain would have to show "sufficient progress" before negotiations about a future trade relationship between the EU and the UK could start.