May, Juncker agree to step up Brexit talks pace

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker while leaving the European Commission headquarters after a meeting in Brussels, Belgium October 16, 2017.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of Brexit negotiations should be stepped up in the coming months.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the European Commission headquarters after a meeting with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, Belgium October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Describing the meeting which lasted around two hours as “constructive and friendly”, a joint statement said they had “reviewed the progress made in the Article 50 negotiations so far and agreed that these efforts should accelerate over the months to come”.

 

(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Catherine Evans)

 

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