Published: Sat, September 30, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Theresa May 'ready to give European Union better Brexit deal'

Theresa May 'ready to give European Union better Brexit deal'

Speaking ahead of the summit, Ms May said: "From terrorism to cyber-crime, illegal migration to Russian aggression, the threats we face as Europeans are increasing in their scale and complexity".

Mr Juncker appeared to put the nail today, when he marked the end of the fourth round of formal negotiations by stating that "there will be no sufficient progress" before the October 19 meeting "unless miracles would happen".

Theresa May has used an worldwide summit to woo European leaders ahead of a crucial meeting on Brexit talks, as Jean-Claude Juncker became the latest EU figurehead to all but rule-out the possibility of starting trade negotiations next month.

David Davis has already announced a u-turn which will allow EU citizens in the United Kingdom to appeal to British courts using European law.

"By the end of October, we will not have sufficient progress", Juncker told reporters in Tallinn, a day after his chief negotiator ended the last round of Brexit talks.

She further expressed the hope that the rights of British citizens would be ensured in other European countries, adding that she had stated earlier how Britain can ensure the rights of European Union (EU) citizens in the country. The UK has become increasingly pessimistic about getting the go-ahead on future trade talks when European Union leaders meet again next month, as was planned under the commission's timetable for the negotiations, but the government had not entirely given up hope. The UK had been hoping to progress from talks about expatriate rights, the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, and the divorce bill to negotiations about the future ties between the two squabbling partners.

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Christian Kern, the Austrian chancellor, said he was pleased May had made clear to fellow leaders during a dinner in Tallinn on Thursday night that she was "not leaving Europe but the European Union and is willing to cooperate".

"She chose Florence because Florentine politics in the 15th century make her feel at home, I think", he said at an event at the London School of Economics.

The Lithuanian president, Dalia Grybauskaitė, said May's Florence speech had provide "a bit more clarity" but that both sides had to accept that the negotiations were "out of shape".

Barnier and Davis acknowledged that they had failed to bridge differences over what role the European Court of Justice should play in the future.

The alliance has had around 800 British and 300 French soldiers posted at the Tapa base since the spring.

"Nato remains the bedrock of our collective security and there is no clearer demonstration of the UK's unconditional commitment to Europe's defence than the 800 British troops now in Tapa, leading a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation battlegroup and standing shoulder to shoulder with their Estonian, French and, soon, their Danish counterparts too".

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