>> EU negotiators will be hanging on Teresa May's every word on Friday, looking for signs the British Prime Minister will raise her Brexit financial offer and risk a domestic backlash to secure a deal. They were made to shift on three key conditions. So that they could launch the next phase of Brexit negotiations in mid December.
Top of the EU wish list, Britain agreeing to cough up more cash as part of the divorce settlement.>> European Union is not leaving Britain, Britain is leaving European Union.>> Although the last talks in October ended in gloom, many in Brussels see a brighter outlook ahead. British press reports that May might offer about 40 billion euros have been interpreted in Brussels as government leaks.
Until now, she has been coy about how much the UK will pay. The two other issues, citizens rights after Brexit and a deal on how to secure the EU's only land border with UK in Northern Ireland. The two sides need to reach a deal in the next three weeks to unlock the next round of talks on post Brexit trade, but May will have to balance Brussels demands with the risk of provoking the theory of Brexit tears back home.