The Wall Street Journal: EU on Brexit: Trade talks with U.K. are still months away

BRUSSELS—The European Union adopted its core positions Saturday for the coming Brexit negotiations, making it clear to Britain that talks on a future trade agreement remain months away.

Some EU leaders expressed frustration with the British government, saying London didn’t understand what it would take to resolve key divorce issues the bloc wants tackled before talks on the future relationship can begin.

That suggests there could be hard discussions after Britain’s June 8 election, as the two sides try to bridge major divisions on issues like the exact rights EU citizens will enjoy in Britain after Brexit and the EU insistence that the U.K.

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