European Union leaders have agreed to extend Brexit negotiations with Britain after an EU summit on a withdrawal deal on Wednesday produced no tangible results.
British Prime Minister Theresa May provided none of the substantial new proposals that EU Council chief Donald Tusk had urged her to bring to the table.
“The last stage will need courage, trust and leadership on both sides,” May told her EU counterparts Wednesday.
Officials said there were hints that Britain might consider extending a post-Brexit transition period beyond the proposed 21 months to make talks on a future trade relationship easier.
The meeting had been painted as a make-or-break moment for a Brexit deal.
Reaching agreement with the bloc is only part of the British leader’s problem.
May will have to get any deal past her Conservative Party – split between “hard” and “soft” Brexit factions – and past her parliamentary allies in Northern Ireland’s…