EU hands British PM Theresa May new Brexit ultimatum

European Union President, Donald Tusk warned Britain that it had until early December to make much more progress on divorce terms in order to unlock Brexit trade talks by the end of the year.

In a press conference in Sweden yesterday, after his meeting with British Prime Minister, Teresa May, on the sidelines of an EU summit, Tusk said EU has been demanding for months that Britain make sufficient progress on its divorce bill, citizens’ rights and the Irish border in order to move on to talks about a future trade deal and transition period.

Tusk said, he made it very clear to Prime Minister May that this progress needs to happen at the beginning of December at the latest to allow time to prepare official guidelines for a summit in Brussels on December 14 when leaders will discuss Brexit. He said they will meet again on next friday to discuss the issue.

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