>> The UKs decision to leave the EU has at times left British Prime Minister Theresa May looking like the unpopular kid at school. This week it's a different story, the choreography on the first day of this European Union summit showing May talking animatedly with the EUs most important leaders.
France's Emanuel Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel. That as May urged a new dynamic on Brexit talks. At a summit dinner of butternut gnocchi and pheasant supreme May appealed to EU leaders to help her silence her critics at home and break a deadlock in the talks.>> Ambitious plans for the weeks ahead.
>> Merkel responding to that with words of support.>>
> Contrary to how it is sometimes represented in the British press, this process is moving forward, step-by-step. Sometimes the impression is given that after just a few weeks, we should now already be announcing the end. To be clear, I find that absolutely absurd.
>> Talks have stalled how much Britain owns when it leaves the block. EU leaders have said discussions on the future EU-UK trading relationship will not take place until they have had more details on how Britain will settle the bill.>> We have not yet made the sufficient progress needed.
>> They are expected on Friday to set a target of December for London to improve its divorce settlement offer. But in a conciliatory gesture they are also likely to call on their staff to prepare for the next stage of talks. That may be enough for May to stave off calls by several Brexit campaigners back home for her to walk away from the negotiating table.