The pound was at a record six-month high against the euro when the news of the draft agreement was cancelled. The roundtable agenda for the meetings between the “Principals” and three negotiating groups on citizens` rights, financial settlement and other separation issues, while northern Ireland issues would be dealt with by the “coordinators”, and the governance of the withdrawal agreement should also be discussed at the technical level.  Total. Two substantial chapters of agreement are now to be obtained. As far as citizens` rights are concerned, the obvious and reasonable solution is agreed. As far as money is concerned, the United Kingdom has made a major concession and a major roadblock is being lifted. There is no doubt that this mission is impossible. So how did Mrs May come to an agreement? Update 11 December 2017: This piece has been amended to reflect the European Commission`s opinion on the date set for the rights of EU citizens. The United Kingdom has accepted the European definition of “citizens who legally reside before the deadline,” although this date has not been agreed.
The definitions of permanent and temporary stay were unanimous. The United Kingdom offered a more generous “right of return” (after a long absence of more than two consecutive years) than minimum rights under current EU law. The rights of future family members remain divided. The joint document, which compared the positions of the two parties, was updated.  Both sides prefer an ambitious free trade agreement that will address many of the concerns raised (although tariff issues still need to be addressed). On 7 September, the EU Task Force published guiding principles for the dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland, which reaffirmed and expanded the principles set out in the 29 April guidelines, including the protection of the Good Friday Agreement and the continuation of the common travel space.  On 9 September 2017, the European Commission published several negotiating documents, including “Dialogue Guidelines for Ireland and Northern Ireland.” In this document, the EU recognises/declares that it is the UK`s responsibility to propose solutions for the Irish border after Brexit. The document provides that a “one-off” solution would be allowed; In other words, such an exceptional Irish solution should not be seen as a model for post-Brexit relations with other EU Member States on border control and customs, for example. B ETIAS.  Negotiations between civil servants resulted in a draft agreement to be finalised at a meeting between Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May on 4 December 2017 in Brussels. Progress in financial regulation and civil rights was made, but the meeting was interrupted after the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland opposed agreements for the Irish border; The agreement had previously received the support of Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
 With regard to Northern Ireland, the search for a substantial agreement was pursued in Phase II, with an element of a procedural compromise on the part of the EU The new conception of the North-East border issue could, however, on the British side, reopen the main issues of the customs union and even the internal market for the United Kingdom as a whole. Who knows? But in case there is only one common relationship, riddled with contradictions and insufficient formulations. In December 2017, EU leaders announced an agreement to launch the next phase of negotiations, talks on a transition period after March 2019 beginning in early 2018 and discussions on future UK-EU relations, including trade and security, are expected to begin in March.  In a joint statement on 16 October, May and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, agreed that Brexit negotiations should be “accelerated in the coming months” after calling a dinner in Brussels “constructive and friendly”.     However, as at a similar dinner in early 2017, a report