Brexit ne­go­tia­tors hail ‘de­ci­sive steps for­ward’

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Bri­tain and the EU took “de­ci­sive steps for­ward” in Brexit talks fol­low­ing a key speech by Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May but more work is needed to un­lock the next phase, ne­go­tia­tors said Thurs­day.

Speak­ing af­ter the fourth round of talks in Brus­sels, Euro­pean Union ne­go­tia­tor Michel Barnier and his Bri­tish coun­ter­part David Davis said there was now more clar­ity on the de­tails of May’s speech in Florence last week.

But France’s Barnier warned they were “weeks or months” away from mak­ing the progress on di­vorce is­sues needed to move on to dis­cus­sions on a fu­ture trade deal af­ter Bri­tain leaves in March 2019.

“Thanks to the con­struc­tive and de­ter­mined man­ner in which both sides have con­ducted these ne­go­ti­a­tions I be­lieve we are mak­ing de­ci­sive steps for­ward,” Davis told a news con­fer­ence along­side Barnier at the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s head­quar­ters.

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