AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS
The frenetic talks come ahead of a Sunday deadline for Britain to finalize its Brexit divorce terms
British Prime Minister Theresa May is set for a meeting with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Friday in a bid to seal a Brexit divorce deal, the EU said. EU Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said on Twitter that they were “likely to meet this morning at 7:00 am (0600 GMT) in the Berlaymont”, the organization’s headquarters.
There would be a “likely” press conference between 0630 and 0700 GMT, she said, adding that “definitive confirmation” of the meeting would come into the next hour and a half. EU President Donald Tusk had a feverish speculation on Thursday when he said he would make a press statement on the Brexit talks at 0650 GMT on Friday. The frenetic talks come ahead of a Sunday deadline for Britain to finalize their divorce from the European Union so they can be approved by the EU leaders summit on December 14-15. If so, the EU would then open long-anticipated talks on a future trade deal and a transition period with Britain. Talks between May and Juncker in Brussels on Monday broke up the British-British DUP party in Northern Ireland that props up the British leader’s government in the future.

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