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>> Trying to make friends and not alienate people, the British Prime Minister joins EU leaders in Brussels for a two day summit. It's Theresa May's first Brexit test since a snap election back home sapped her authority and includes an after-dinner talk on the divorce. What I'm going to be setting out today is clearly how the United Kingdom proposes to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and see the rights of UK citizens living in Europe protected.
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>> But the PM won't be allowed to open the floor up to questions. Reuter's Liz Piper explains why. Well, I think that the other 27 EU leaders have made it very clear that this summit is not about Brexit and they don't want her to hijack it. So they've given her the opportunity to make this presentation over coffee after dinner.
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And then after that she has to leave the room. Obviously, then they go on to discuss Brexit without her. I mean, it's not a great situation for a Prime Minister who's weakened at home and weakened in Brussels. EU leaders will discuss a range of issues from defense and security to trade climate and migration.
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But Brexit won't be far from their thoughts. Speaking to reporters counsel President Donald Tusk even refused to rule out a U-turn.>> You may think I am a dreamer but I am not the only one. The British Prime Minister has now set a softer tone in her approach to the split, but her aims have held to leave the single market and customs union and remove the U.K. from the jurisdiction of the U courts.
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Her team have been very clear that she is the Prime Minister and she's come here just to express, to describe the principal she wants for EU citizens. But, of course, her stature is weakened by the election that she didn't need to call and now she's lost her parliamentary majority.
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Some EU diplomats have even been giggling about the fact that she's coming and has to set out her stool again. May will want to show that for now Britain will still contribute to other Summit discussions, but it looks like any significant headway on Brexit will have to wait.