EU Brexit negotiator reveals ‘divorce deal’ with Britain
The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told a forum in Slovenia on Monday that it was realistic to expect a divorce deal with Britain in six to eight weeks, Sky News reported.
Sterling jumped to a five-week high of about 1 per cent on the day, and rose approximately 0.5 per cent against the euro.
After meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab on August 31, Mr. Barnier cited progress on issues of security during Brexit. Mr. Raab said he was "stubbornly optimistic" about reaching a deal after talks in Brussels.
The Guardian reports that EU leaders are planning to hold a special summit on Brexit on November 13.