Brexit agenda REVEALED: EU itinerary shows exactly HOW negotiations will play out Monday
Brussels has insisted on an overall phased approach to the divorce, meaning that aspects including citizens’ rights, a financial settlement and Northern Ireland must be resolved before trade talks can begin.
Britain initially rejected this idea, saying it wanted to conduct trade and technical talks at the same time, but now appears to have admitted defeat and agreed to it in principle.
The EU also wants to hold the negotiations themselves in four week rotating blocs, all taking place in Brussels, during which individual issues will be compartmentalised and discussed.
Under their plan Mr Davis would spend one week of every month in Brussels holding face-to-face meetings with Mr Barnier, whilst the other three weeks would be characterised by constant contact between their officials.