September 21, 2018 / 12:11 PM / 3 months ago

May to make statement on Brexit talks after EU rejects her plans

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the back entrance of 10 Downing Street in London, September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement to the BBC inside her Downing Street office at 1245 GMT on the Brexit talks, a day after European Union leaders rejected her plans during a summit in Austria, a government official said on Friday.

After a dinner in Salzburg, the EU leaders said they would push for a Brexit deal next month but rejected May’s proposal to seek a free trade area for goods with the EU largely by accepting a “common rulebook” for goods.

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison

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