EU makes offer to break Brexit impasse

LONDON (AP) — The European Union has made an offer to the United Kingdom that it hopes can unblock the stalled Brexit negotiations.

EU negotiator Michel Barnier said in a statement following technical talks over the past few days that “the EU will continue working intensively over the coming days to ensure that the U.K. leaves the EU with an agreement.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been looking for legal reassurances on how the border between the EU’s Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland would be dealt without forcing Britain into commitments to remain tied to EU rules and regulations potentially for an indefinite period.

It was unclear to what extent the offer would help May in her attempt to push the withdrawal agreement past her parliament next Tuesday.