Juncker had ‘friendly’ Brexit call with May, to talk again next week

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations in central London, December 20, 2018. Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a “friendly” telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May on her Brexit plans, a spokeswoman for the EU executive said on Friday.

“They agreed to stay in touch next week,” the spokeswoman added, without elaborating.

On Thursday, the Commission said there were no plans for further meetings with British Brexit negotiators after a summit on Dec. 14. At that meeting, fellow EU leaders told May that they would not renegotiate a withdrawal treaty for which she has failed to secure parliamentary approval in London.

Earlier on Friday, the Commission spokeswoman said she expected the Juncker-May call to form part of th

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