October 14, 2018 / 6:51 PM / a month ago

Britain and EU pause Brexit talks until Wednesday summit - sources

Anti-brexit protestors wave flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British and EU negotiators called a pause in their talks on a Brexit deal on Sunday and will wait for the outcome of a summit mid-week before any resumption, four EU sources told Reuters.

“Despite constructive and intensive negotiations, several key issues remain unresolved,” one senior EU diplomat said. “No further negotiations are planned ahead of the European Council. The EU negotiator will brief the leaders who will then assess the progress so far.”

Others also said EU negotiator Michel Barnier would brief leaders of the 27 other member states when they meet for dinner in Brussels on Wednesday, on the eve of a regular EU meeting which British Prime Minister Theresa May will also attend.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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