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EU's Juncker sees no move to Brexit trade talks in October
September 29, 2017 / 8:31 AM / 3 months ago

EU's Juncker sees no move to Brexit trade talks in October

TALLINN (Reuters) - EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday he did not expect “sufficient progress” to be made in Brexit talks by the end of October to allow the EU to open a new phase discussing future trade relations with Britain.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrives for a working lunch at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

“By the end of October, we will not have sufficient progress,” Juncker told reporters in Tallinn. “At the end of this week, I am saying that there will be no sufficient progress from now until October unless miracles will happen.”

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; editing by Foo Yun Chee

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