EU Brexit Negotiator Says Not Enough Progress to Recommend Next Phase in Talks

Michel Barnier says he is confident ‘decisive progress’ can be made in next two months

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said he won’t recommend to the bloc’s leaders next week that talks with Britain advance to a new stage, saying there was too little progress on divorce issues.

Michel Barnier’s comments on Thursday mean talks on the future trading relationship between the U.K. and the EU may not start in earnest until early 2018.

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