EU’s Barnier expects first Brexit talks to begin w-c 19 June

EU Brexit chief Barnier out on the wires 22 May
– hopes to see UK at table asap
– hopes can discuss future trade deal at end of this year, early next
– my option is to succeed in Brexit talks
Those last comments refer to the by UK Brexit minister Davis in which he threatens to walk away from talks if EU stick to their €100bln Brexit bill estimates.