EU negotiator: Brexit progress may take months

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator says that talks on Britain’s departure from the bloc are several weeks or months away from making enough progress to expand them to future relations.
Michel Barnier told reporters Thursday that “we will need several weeks, even several months, to be able to see ‘sufficient progress’ on the principles of this orderly departure.”
EU leaders insist talks must make “sufficient progress” on Britain’s financial settlement, the rights of citizens hit by Brexit and the status of the Ireland-Northern Ireland border before they can be broadened.
Britain says that the status of future relations and trade are intertwined with those preliminary negotiating points and should be discussed altogether.
EU leaders, minus British Prime Minister Theresa May, must rule whether “sufficient progress” has been made.
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