October 20, 2017 / 11:34 AM / 9 months ago

Romania says Britain more 'positive' on Brexit talks, so is EU

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday it was clear that British Prime Minister Theresa May was “more positive and result-oriented” after she addressed European Union leaders over a dinner in Brussels on Brexit.

Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis arrives at the EU summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli

“If somebody says that the negotiations got stuck - they didn’t get stuck,” he told reporters. “It’s just that the negotiations have not fostered enough progress.”

“My hope is that, in the end, we will reach sufficient progress on all three chapters ... It’s obvious that everybody is looking for a success story. Nobody tries to block the negotiations,” he said, adding that there was “absolutely no guarantee” both sides would arrive at a deal by December.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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