A poll has found that 51% of Britons want to keep EU membership while 41% want to leave the bloc, in a near reversal of last year’s referendum result.
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.
EU officials and diplomats say they are increasingly optimistic a deal can be struck on Monday, while cautioning that things could still go wrong.
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”.
Despite tough demands from EU governments on what they want from London, the Union is ready to talk about how to avoid a “hard Brexit” and to ease Britain out with less disruption.