>> A potential olive branch in Brexit negotiations for Britain's prime minister, Theresa May. On Thursday, the fifth round of talks ended with little progress, the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier declaring they were at an impasse.>> This week we worked in a constructive spirit. We clarified certain points without however making any great steps forward.
>> But now there could be a possible opening, with news emerging that EU leaders are set to discuss preparations for the transition next week. An internal draft document suggests free trade talks could begin in December. And if May ups her offers on divorce terms, the EU will be ready to crack on straight away.
The two are said to be deadlocked over money. On Friday European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Britain must commit to paying what it owes to the EU before talks can begin. And explained with new problems being found every day, the process will take longer than thought. May's office stating she could have more to say on the financial settlement at next's week EU summit, where Europe's leaders are hoping she'll make a move.