Matters up for discussion include citizens’ rights and money, as well as ‘other separation issues’, which will involve ECJ debate

Fights over the European court of justice are expected to overshadow the second round of Brexit talks this week as both sides brace for a clash that could hamper progress on citizenship and money. The Brexit secretary, David Davis, will meet the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, on Monday morning at the European commission headquarters to set up the second round of formal Brexit talks.

Over three and a half days, the two sides will hold detailed discussions on all aspects of the divorce treaty: protecting citizens’ rights, money, and the Irish border. Beyond these headline goals, they will discuss how to ensure a smooth transition on Brexit Day, a set of topics known as “other separation issues” where the ECJ looms large.

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