Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

Belgium_EU_Brexit_80514.jpg-3f80eBrussels, Jun 19 – After almost a year of waffling, Britain finally opens negotiations with its European Union counterparts on Monday about leaving the bloc, reports AP/UNB.

While the EU negotiating team led by Michel Barnier has been ready for months, Britain stalled even after it triggered the two-year process on March 29. A snap election early this month, in which Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority, only added to the problems.

Still, the May’s government said in a statement it was “confident it can achieve a bold and ambitious deal that will work in the interest of the whole UK.” The EU said it was also looking for a good compromise

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says: “If we don’t succeed both sides will lose.”