In Brussels, the first round of concrete talks has begun on Britain's exit from the European Union. The two sides face a mammoth task - they'll have to agree on the rights of EU citizens wanting to stay in Britain and how much the divorce will cost.
The basket was supposed to make Michel Barnier "fully grasp" Britain's global commercial weight. Critics have pointed out that some of the products are not quite as British as the group had suggested.
Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk say the door remains open for the United Kingdom to change course on leaving the EU. Talks of a second Brexit referendum have been quashed by Prime Minister Theresa May's office.
Germany has said its focus remains on preserving EU unity in the run-up to the next Brexit talks. The comments came as two top UK ministers went to Germany to appeal for a special post-Brexit deal on financial services.
Prominent Brexit advocate Nigel Farage has claimed pro-leave sentiment is on the rise in the UK. Following a meeting in Brussels, he accused the European Union's chief negotiator of failing to understand Brexit dynamics.
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