No big progress on Brexit since March – EU’s Barnier

“No significant progress” has been made in negotiations with London since March, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, told 27 ministers from the bloc on Monday, according to the chairwoman of the talks. Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva of Bulgaria, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency, told reporters after the meeting of European affairs ministers: “We look forward to more a intensive engagement by the UK government in the coming weeks.” Some key issues related to the withdrawal agreement need to be settled, Reuters quoted her as saying. “In June we need to see substantive progress on Ireland, on governance and all remaining separation issues,” Zakharieva said.