Yesterday, European leaders met in Salzburg (Austria) for a special summit to discuss migration issues and Brexit. EU’s secret ambition is to push U.K. to have a second vote on leaving the Union. U.K. has evolved its position but is not gonna make any further concession. The dialogue seems to be still very complicated between the two entities. Theresa May also took the opportunity to remind EU that Northern Ireland borders are not going to change as rumors indicated. For the EU, there is still a technical issue regarding the irish border. The Brexit process is gonna take more time than expected not only for technical reasons but also for political issues. The next special summit dealing with Brexit will occur next mid-november.
For more information:
Le Monde: https://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2018/09/20/union-europeenne-un-sommet-sous-tension-a-salzbourg_5357599_3214.html
Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/c2e83772-bca9-11e8-8274-55b72926558f