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'No whistling, just ticking': EU pushes on Brexit talks

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By Alastair Macdonald and Robert-Jan BartunekBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's negotiator pressed Britain on Wednesday to offer more post-Brexit rights to European expats and accept it will pay a hefty sum on leaving if it wants a quick start to talks on a future trading relationship.Michel Barnier, who holds a first full round of talks next week, betrayed impatience with London during a Brussels news conference. Britain had yet to respond to detailed proposals from him on many issues, he said, and had fallen short on what it has offered on citizens' rights, as well as on what it owes.Asked his ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 22:35 IST
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