British Prime Minister Theresa May has said Brexit negotiations with European Council President Donald Tusk have been “very positive,” but that there are still outstanding issues on the divorce settlement and the border with EU member Ireland.
“There are still issues across the various matters that we’re negotiating on to be resolved, but there’s been a positive atmosphere in the talks and a genuine feeling we want to move forward together,” May said on Friday after holding talks with Tusk on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels.
How much Britain should pay when it leaves the European Union is on one of the major sticking points in the talks.
May is reportedly ready to double Britain’s 20 billion euro ($24 billion) offer on the divorce bill in a bid to clear what has been the most difficult obstacle in talks so far. The EU says the exit bill is around 60 billion euros (S$96 billion).
May said the two sides were making progress, but…