U.K. and European negotiators finally agreed on three key issues that were blocking Brexit talks, paving the way for the next phase of discussion between the two sides.
"We have now made the breakthrough we needed," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters in Brussels on Friday morning.
After six months of intense talks, a settlement has been reached on how much the U.K. will pay before it leaves the Union, on citizens' rights and on the Irish border. Negotiators are now set to move to phase two of Brexit — discussing trade arrangements.
"We worked extremely hard this week," U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday, speaking alongside Juncker. She added that there had been a lot of "give and take" from both sides.