Speaking with DW, Guy Verhofstadt, liberal party leader in the European Parliament, affirmed that an EU without Britain was the worst option, and that the only one to profit from a divided Europe was Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Brussels will insist that the UK's separation agreement be made legally binding after Brexit Minister David Davis suggested it was merely a "statement of intent." Davis has been accused of undermining trust.
As Prime Minister Theresa May enters the second phase of Brexit negotiations, a poll commissioned by UK daily The Independent shows that more than half of Britons want to remain in the European Union.
The EU has given the formal green light for a second phase of negotiations on Britain's departure from the bloc. The talks will now focus on a transition period and the future trading relationship between the two sides.
British businesses are cautiously optimistic about the initial deal between the EU and the UK. But what do people on the street make of it? Samira Shackle reports from London.
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