JEAN-Claude Juncker will admit defeat regarding the role of the European Court Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, diplomatic sources have revealed – marking a major win for Theresa May and the UK.
The Prime Minister has repeatedly insisted there was a red line drawn over ECJ rule after Brexit as Brussels’ negotiators pushed for its authority to continue over EU nationals living in the UK.
Now it is said that the bloc’s negotiators will accept a 10 year sunset clause which will end the role of the ECJ in a bid to break a deadlock on Brexit talks.
It comes as Donald Tusk’s office has announced the European Parliament President will make an early morning Brexit statement on Friday.
Mr Tusk will make the statement at 6.50am GMT on Friday but his office refused to release further details.
Under the new compromise, Britain’s Supreme Court could refer a small number of cases regarding EU citizens for the Luxembourg court to rule on.