Top EU official warns that there are huge hurdles for the UK to conquer before a divorce agreement is reached

Salzburg, Austria (CNN)The European Union’s top political representative issued a stark Brexit warning on Wednesday: Time is running out and there are still huge hurdles to conquer before a divorce agreement can be reached with the United Kingdom.

EU leaders and UK Prime Minister Theresa May had warm words for each other ahead of an informal EU leaders’ summit in Salzburg, Austria. But the remarks by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, exposed the deep chasm that remains between the two sides on certain key sticking points such as the Irish border.
In a brief statement in Salzburg on Wednesday, Tusk said that while proposals hashed out by May and her Cabinet at her Chequers country retreat are a “positive evolution,” the issues surrounding the Irish border and economic cooperation need to be “reworked and further negotiated.”

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