The European Union will challenge Theresa May on Wednesday when it publishes a draft Brexit treaty that ignores some of the U.K. prime minister’s most important demands.The bloc is planning to set out in legal detail how it expects the U.K. to depart in just over one year’s time, and the terms of a transition period that will follow, according a person familiar with the matter. A German official added that the 27 members oppose an extension of the transitional period.Talks on the transitional phase that businesses want to help smooth the U.K.’s withdrawal are continuing but the EU’s 100-page draft agreement is likely to exclude May’s proposals for how that phase should work, the person said.
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