EU’s Barnier: UK elections will not change the directives of the EU in Brexit talks

More comments flowing in from the EU’s Brexit Chief Barnier, as he continues to respond to the Q&A during his presser.

Key Headlines:

It's been made clear, I am the Brexit negotiator

I will be concentrating on facts, figures, laws and not emotions

Time is ticking and very short on reaching an agreement with Britain

Talks on free trade will not start immediately

Brexit will have legal and human consequences

Doesn't wish to make any comments on any new government in UK

UK elections will not change the directives of the EU in Brexit talks

Agreement on citizens’ rights must apply to all who arrive in Britain up to the day of Brexit

We have not and will never ask the UK to sign a blank cheque

All we will ask is that the UK settles its obligations (UK press trying to create some inflammatory headlines)

Contrary to press reports, meeting with May was very cordial

I share May's passion for hiking in the mountains

Additional headlines on the EU-Brexit directives:

EU seeks constructive dialog with UK on international commitments

Seeks global amount for Brexit bill and adjustments are possible

Seeks trade continuity with UK for goods on market pre-Brexit 

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