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“The rest of the EU has moved on”: how the Brexit talks look from Europe

Senior political figures on the continent sound warnings for the UK

By Alex Dean  

The European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photo: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/PA Images

Seven months into the Brexit process, the challenge of disentangling ourselves from Europe remains as daunting as ever. Negotiations are going agonisingly slowly—and all the while the Article 50 timer is ticking down.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent trip to Brussels was meant to move things forward, with European leaders adopting a softer tone in the run-up to the event. It almost looked like being a success—until reports emerged of the PM begging Juncker for Brexit help during the…

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