UK's Johnson opposes adopting any new European Union rules during Brexit transition

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May said at the start of an European Union summit she was "pleased that the negotiations have been making progress and I look forward to developing that deep and special partnership with the European Union".

Their views will be a blow for May, who wants to move quickly on to a discussion of the future trade relationship and a transitional arrangement - part of the deal Britain says is needed before any kind of financial settlement can be agreed. Two years have been set aside for the Brexit talks and Britain risks crashing out of the 28-state bloc on 29 March 2019, without a deal on future trade terms.

Labour will call on Prime Minister Theresa May to make a series of changes including allowing parliament to replicate any new European Union laws on employment rights, the environment and consumer protection, The Times reported, citing a letter sent by Labour's Brexit spokesman to minister David Davis.

The Taoiseach has said there is a better mood coming out of the Brexit negotiations. "Millions more work in the public and private sectors delivering public services and making a vital contribution to our economy", they said.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered a gloomy verdict on the chances of Brexit negotiations progressing from divorce issues to future trading arrangements within the next month.

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Despite the more upbeat mood, the European Union leaders said they were unlikely to expand the negotiations to include a future trade relationship on top of the disentanglement issues later this month.

Earlier in the week Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said there had not "yet" been sufficient progress.

The issue of expatriate citizens' rights has become a stumbling block in bilateral talks over Britain's divorce.

"Now more than ever it is in all our interests to confront them together", the prime minister said in a communique received by TASS on Thursday.

May did not, however, say whether she thought there was enough momentum to move talks on to trade relations.

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A No 10 spokesman said: "Chancellor Merkel welcomed the speech, and noted the good progress that had been made in negotiations this week".

Some further clarity had been arrived at, he said, "but we are not there yet".

More than a year since Britons voted to go, and six months after London triggered the two-year countdown to Brexit, the talks are still in a preliminary phase. We need to acknowledge to each other they are out of shape...

Verhofstadt, who met the Brexit secretary, David Davis, for a meeting on Monday in Brussels, at the British cabinet minister's bidding, warned Rudd in his letter of the concerns shared by him and colleagues on the European parliament's Brexit steering group.

The Prime Minister made the comments to British troops serving in Estonia, insisting the United Kingdom remains ready to respond to any threat from Russian Federation.

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