The special summit of the European Union decided that the talks on the UK withdrawal from the EU would be held "in conditions of transparency," and also excluded the holding of separate negotiations between the EU member states and London. This is stated in the Council of Europe Recommendation (Article 50), adopted on Saturday, April 29, at the EU summit for negotiations on Brexit.
"The Union will consider negotiations with unified positions and will interact with the United Kingdom exclusively through the channels outlined in these guidelines and in the directives of negotiations. In order not to undermine the Union's position, there will be no separate negotiations between individual Member States and the United Kingdom Concerning the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, "the document says.
Also, according to the document, the EU is ready to start working on a trade agreement with the UK, concluding it only after the country has completed its withdrawal from the union.
Earlier we reported that Donald Tusk, President of the European Council stated European Union will be able to complete negotiations about Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc if it stays united, thus EU unity is in the interest of the United Kingdom.