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Brexit talks stutter, but EU leaders might give Theresa May a break

May revived an increasingly sour dialogue two weeks ago by offering concessions in a speech in Florence

Reuters  |  Brussels 

European Union (EU) negotiators see no big breakthrough in a new round of Brexit talks from Monday nor when Theresa May attends a summit next week, yet leaders could offer the beleaguered British prime minister a hand, EU officials believe. Talks which began on Monday in Brussels have a thin schedule - British Brexit Secretary David Davis is to meet EU negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday and again on Thursday. But Wednesday is blank on the timetable and officials will not touch on the knottiest outstanding problem - how much Britain pays the EU. That all but rules out ...

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 21:51 IST