World The Latest: EU Commission lauds Brexit progress

10:50  08 december  2017
10:50  08 december  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local): 7:45 a.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in He said that he would recommend to European Union leaders that "sufficient progress has been achieved" on the terms of the divorce to

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, walks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) © The Associated Press British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, walks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local):

7:45 a.m.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend that negotiations be broadened to future relations and trade.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will He said that he would recommend to European Union leaders that "sufficient progress has been achieved" on the

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Juncker told reporters Friday that "I believe that we have now made the breakthrough that we needed."

He said that he would recommend to European Union leaders that "sufficient progress has been achieved" on the terms of the divorce to starting talking about issues like future relations and trade.

Britain and E.U. reach divorce deal to move on to new phase in Brexit talks

  Britain and E.U. reach divorce deal to move on to new phase in Brexit talks <p>The bargain came as May compromised on the biggest challenges facing Britain during its split. A disagreement over borders between Northern Ireland and Ireland nearly derailed the deal this week.</p>On those issues and a host of others, Britain has been forced to capitulate to the European Union after saying earlier this year that it held the upper hand in the negotiations. Instead, British negotiators have found a largely united European Union that sees little need to give in to London's demands.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will He said that he would recommend to European Union leaders that "sufficient progress has been achieved" on the

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend that negotiations be broadened to future relations and trade.

EU leaders meet in Brussels next Thursday and are likely to endorse the assessment that enough progress has been made on the terms of Britain's financial settlement, the status of Irish borders and the rights of citizens hit by Brexit.

Brexit deal shows UK can leave EU in 'smooth and orderly' way: May

  Brexit deal shows UK can leave EU in 'smooth and orderly' way: May Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday hailed an interim Brexit deal as proof that Britain could leave the European Union in a "smooth and orderly way", although she warned that payment of the divorce bill was dependent on a final trade agreement. The government struck a deal with Brussels last week on three priority separation issues, paving the way for EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday to approve the start of trade talks.Updating parliament on the terms of the financial settlement, rights of European citizens and the Irish border after Brexit, May drew plaudits from all sides of her Conservative party.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with top European Union officials to make a final push to expand talks on her country leaving the bloc to the vital issues of future relations and trade.

May arrived in Brussels early Friday to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, after a round of overnight telephone calls appeared to have clinched a breakthrough on the issue of Irish borders.

May's EU partners insist that the talks must make "sufficient progress" on Britain's financial settlement, a way to keep open Northern Ireland's border with Ireland and the rights of citizens hit by Brexit.

Facebook found essentially no Russian effort to sway Brexit vote

  Facebook found essentially no Russian effort to sway Brexit vote The New York Times reports that Facebook has found little evidence of Russian interference, at least when it comes to Russian-purchased Facebook ads.&nbsp;According to Facebook, the Internet Research Agency -- the Russian organization accused of using social media sites like Facebook to influence the outcome of the US presidential election -- spent less than a dollar on Facebook ads ahead of the Brexit vote. In contrast to the thousands of ads seemingly purchased by Russian actors during the US presidential election, just three were purchased during the lead up to the June 2016 Brexit vote.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit talks (all times local) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will He said that he would recommend to European Union leaders that "sufficient progress has been achieved" on the

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend expanding negotiations to future relations and trade.

They meet in Brussels in a week to decide whether enough ground has been made to broaden the talks to future relations and trade, as Britain so badly wants.

More than half of Britons now want to stay in EU: poll .
A poll has found that 51 percent of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41 percent want to leave the bloc, a near reversal of last year's referendum result.The BMG poll of 1,400 people for The Independent published on the newspaper's website on Saturday came as Britain moves into a second phase of negotiations on exiting the EU, which will focus on trade.

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