Despite the fact that the Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may in her keynote speech at the Brexit Florence assured that London does not waive financial obligations to the EU, the parties cannot reach agreement, said Barnier. "This week the UK has declared that cannot name the amount of the payments," he said. Thus, noted Barnier, the fifth round of negotiations on Brexit ended without concrete results.
The UK government is trying to achieve in the same conditions of procedure Brexit discussed future relations with Brussels and London, in particular, the agreement on free trade and access to European internal market.
19 October, in Brussels, begins a two-day EU summit which should be devoted to the preliminary results of negotiations on Brexit. The parties planned to move to the second phase of negotiations on the future of the EU and the UK after its withdrawal from the community. However, according to Michel Barnier, this is still far away.