EU’s Juncker – too little progress on Brexit to talk future ties

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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier holds a joint news conference with Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (unseen) on progress in this week's latest round of negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, Belgium September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday there was not enough progress in Britain’s talks on leaving the European Union for the bloc to launch negotiations on post-Brexit ties with London.

“Until now, I can’t say that we are ready to enter the second phase of the negotiations,” Juncker told the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, Gabriela Baczynska. Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Alastair Macdonald