Brexit negotiations: A good start

16 June 2017
De Volkskrant Amsterdam

A good start – Jos Collignon

British prime minister Theresa May confirmed that the talks on the UK's withdrawal from the EU with the European commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier and the Commission's president Jean-Claude Juncker will start on 19 June – as announced before the general election in which her Conservative party has lost its majority in the Commons.

Britain is now in a weaker position for negotiating, also because May is holding talks with the Northern Irish Protestant and eurosceptic DUP party on forming the new government.