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Only 'miracles' can move Brexit talks forward by October, EU tells Britain

Britain aimed to make a breakthrough at a summit in Brussels on October 19-20

Reuters  |  Tallinn 

Only "miracles" can move Brexit talks far enough to fulfil Britain's hopes of launching discussions next month on its future ties with the European Union, the head of the European Commission said on Friday. Prime Minister Theresa May has been hoping to use an informal EU meeting in the Estonian capital Tallinn to harness what she describes as renewed goodwill over Brexit to push the talks beyond the terms of the divorce, now just 18 months away. Britain had aimed to make a breakthrough at a summit in Brussels on Oct. 19-20. Two years have been set aside for the ...

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 17:53 IST
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