Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has traveled to Brussels to attend a European Union summit as she desperately seeks privileges from the bloc that could enhance her chances of going through the British parliament with a controversial EU withdrawal agreement.
May said on Thursday, however, that she did not expect to secure a quick breakthrough in Brexit talks with the EU.
“I don’t expect an immediate breakthrough, but what I do hope is that we can start work as quickly as possible on the assurances that are necessary,” said May, adding that she would put to the European counterparts the huge concerns of British lawmakers about how Brexit will work.
EU leaders reiterated their position that they will stand by the Brexit agreement they signed with May last month, saying there was no chance for legal changes to the deal.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU was ready to give May assurances about the thorny issue of how…