While guaranteeing rights to unborn children who join EU parents after Brexit, PM May also managed to secure agreement for the British citizens to live freely in any member state after Brexit.
May has promised to retain full access to the EU’s single market for two years after Brexit to limit the disruption for companies.
A joint statement described a “constructive and friendly” two-hour meeting, during which they “reviewed the progress made in the Article 50 negotiations so far and agreed that these efforts should accelerate over the months to come”.
May has seen her authority erode since calling and then bungling an election in June, which cost her Conservatives their majority in parliament.
As per BBC reports, Britain is willing to pay 20 billion euros to the EU, during a post-Brexit transition period, subject to access to the bloc’s market.
The third round of Brexit negotiations, focused on settling the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU, ended on Thursday with a warning from Brussels that more work needed to be done before they moved on to discuss future ties.
Britain’s progress towards life outside the EU became more entangled on Friday, with divisions deepening over Northern Ireland’s border and even the type of divorce Britain actually wants.
Money, immigration, legal entanglements and the future of Ireland are among the many issues in contention and doubt as EU and UK begin Brexit negotiations.
EU officials hope the British government shows more urgency about the Brexit deal when negotiators arrive in Brussels on Monday for first round of talks.
A parliamentary session usually runs for a year but the government will double the length of the session to let lawmakers debate Britain’s approach to Brexit without interruption.