The European Union agreed on guidelines Friday that will govern negotiations on future relations and trade with Britain after Brexit, almost exactly a year before the country leaves the bloc.
The agreement was hailed as a big step forward by Britain, which only has months to seal sweeping agreements on trade, security and a host of other areas before it ceases to be an EU member.
At a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted that the "EU 27 has adopted guidelines for the future EU-U.K. relations."
The document lays out the EU's approach on issues including future security, defense and foreign policy ties, as well...