There is growing unease in the EPP Group in the European Parliament on the progress in the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK: "I welcome the fact that further progress has been made in the fifth round of the Brexit negotiations and that the discussions took place in a good atmosphere. At the same time, I regret the fact that sufficient progress in the negotiations has not yet been achieved and that the second phase of the negotiations cannot be started in October", said Elmar Brok MEP, who is in charge of the Brexit negotiations for the EPP Group.

"I feel some substantial concern about the UK government still not taking its obligation to fulfil its financial commitments seriously. If sufficient progress is not made in November, it will not be possible to start the second phase of the negotiations at the European Council meeting in December either", the MEP said.

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The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 216 Members from 27 Member States

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