EU Commission President Believes ‘Breakthrough’ Achieved in Brexit Talks
10:11 08.12.2017(updated 10:34 08.12.2017)Get short URL
Theresa May arrived in Brussels to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier for a final round of negotiations within the first phase of Brexit talks.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — “I believe we made the breakthrough we needed,” Juncker said after meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
The European Commission president noted that progress was reached also in terms of the divorce bill and the EU institution was ready for the second phase of Brexit talks.
He added that May told him that the new text had the backing of the UK government.
“I very much welcome the prospect of moving ahead to the next phase to talk about trade and security and to discuss the positive and ambitious future relationship that is in all of our interests,” May said at a press conference in Brussels.
Theresa May said that she was confident that there would be no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after London’s withdrawal from the bloc.