The fourth round of UK-EU negotiations, due to begin on 18 September, will start on the 25th instead. The BBC reported that government said a short delay "would give negotiators the flexibility to make progress". There had been speculation that they could be moved to accommodate a major speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on the issue of Europe."The UK and the European Commission have today jointly agreed to start the fourth round of negotiations on September 25," the Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement adding that; "Both sides settled on the date after discussions between senior officials in recognition that more time for consultation would give negotiators the flexibility to make progress in the September round."
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