Prime Minister Theresa May set out what she called a "fair deal" for EU citizens living in Britain on Thursday, saying in her first test of negotiating strength that she did not want anyone to have to leave because of Brexit or to split up families.
German chancellor Merkel told press in Brussels on Thursday that there was "no German-French deal" on where to locate the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) after Brexit. She and the 26 other leaders of the remaining EU states are due to discuss relocation criteria Thursday night at the EU summit. German weekly EMA would go to Lille and EBA to Frankfurt.
Since this month's election, many British voices have joined a debate on how or even if Brexit may happen; on Thursday, one EU chief added that of John Lennon, sparking a round of more and less musical replies.