Jean-Claude Juncker

Britain and the European Union declare a 'Brexit' breakthrough

Britain and the European Union declare a 'Brexit' breakthrough

Nearly 18 months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May declared that a breakthrough had been reached in “Brexit” negotiations Friday so talks can finally turn to trade.

Standing beside European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker after an early breakfast meeting in Brussels, she triumphantly said an agreement had been made that was in “the best interests of the whole of the U.K.” as it prepares to exit the European Union.

The proposed deal, published in a 15-page document, focuses on three key areas: the rights of the 3 million EU citizens living in the U.K. and the 1 million U.K. citizens living in the EU; the relationship between...

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