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UK to announce position on EU citizens' rights this week

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Chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said he "was encouraged by the productive approach" evident in the first formal talks with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier.

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Regarding one of the key sticking points of any future agreement, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make a proposal on the issue of EU citizens' rights in Britain at an EU summit this week, he said.

"We are leaving the single market," Davis confirmed after the first Brexit meeting.

Davis said leaving the single market as well as the customs union with the EU were necessary to enable Britain to pursue free trade arrangements with countries outside the bloc.

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