The EU's Brexit negotiator has pressed the U.K. once again to move fast with its negotiations to leave the bloc.
Michel Barnier told reporters in Brussels Friday that the U.K. needs to clarify its position in the next two weeks in other to kick off trade talks in December.
The EU and the U.K. concluded another round of Brexit talks but there are still several key issues to fix, including its exit bill — this is how much the U.K. needs to pay to fulfill its remaining obligations to the bloc. Without agreements on these issues by December, it becomes harder to foresee how both will cooperate once the U.K. leaves the EU in March 2019.
"We need to work further on a number of points," Barnier said, adding that settling the accounts is "vital" before they can move on to trade talks.