Mark Rutte

EU leaders to May: Match Brexit promises with real proposals

European Union leaders told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she really wants to start discussing a future trade deal by December.

May used a dinner at a Brussels summit of the 28-nation bloc to push her call for urgency on trade talks and get a deal she can sell at home in the British leader's latest attempt to reinvigorate the divorce talks.

"We must work together to get to an outcome we can stand behind and defend to our people," May told the leaders, who left less than fully convinced.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he understood May's desire to move...