EU Says Onus Is on U.K. for Brexit Progress

  • European Commission says EU stands ready to resume talks
  • Theresa May expected back in Brussels later this week
Bloomberg’s Nejra Cehic discusses the breakdown in Brexit negotiations.

The European Commission said it is waiting for a sign from the U.K. government before Brexit negotiations can resume.

“The show is now in London," commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters in Brussels on Tuesday. “We stand ready here in the commission to resume talks with the United Kingdom at any moment in time when we get the sign that London is ready."

Talks between U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and commission President Jean-Claude Juncker broke up on Monday without agreement after Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionists, who prop up May’s government, objected to wording on the Irish border question.

EU officials expect May to return to Brussels later this week. They say Wednesday evening is the most likely time for further talks, but nothing has yet been fixed.

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