Brexit: EU sticks to its script as finish line looms



Katya Adler | BBC News

Determined to appear positive, Jean-Claude Juncker’s spokeswoman described the European Commission President’s latest meeting with Theresa May as “constructive”. He said “good progress” was made.

That’s the same Jean-Claude Juncker who just a few days ago complained of Brexit fatigue, and said no agreement on a revised Brexit deal was on the horizon. So what changed?

In short, nothing. Not on the EU side, anyway. But as we know, the EU wants to avoid a no-deal Brexit. It wants a deal by 29 March so that it can move on with other EU business and towards new talks with the UK on a post Brexit trade deal.

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