The European Commission will assess the European city candidates to host the EMA by September but the final decision rests with EU leaders who will try to reach a consensus deal at their next summit in October.
Like the Conservatives and much of the country, Labour is split over Brexit, and by offering this kind of proposal has opened the way for different factions to put forward their views of how Britain should leave the EU.
The two sides embark on their third round of talks this week. During his speech, the EC's president also said that the decision to finally end Ankara's European Union entry attempts depends entirely on Turkish President Recep Erdogan. On Monday, the head of the Federation of German Industries - an influential group in the EU's biggest economy - said that "appreciable progress can hardly be expected". On the political side, the UK's close ally across the Atlantic might hamper the EU's hopes for getting a hefty Brexit payment; the Trump administration has repeatedly expressed its willingness to strike a trade deal with the UK.
Military says forces reach center of Tal Afar
The Iraqi army said in a statement on Saturday its troops have "liberated" Tal Afar's city center and its Ottoman-era citadel. Meanwhile, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said the campaign against the militant group in Tal Afar would end soon.
The UK wants to step up the pace of talks, according to the person, who declined to be named because the discussions aren't public.
President Jean-Claude Juncker heaped more pressure on the UK's Brexit stance talks when he said that none of the British position papers published prior to this week's negotiations were "satisfactory".
The gulf between the Theresa May's government and the EU on transition has become starker, since Labour announced last weekend it would seek an interim deal that keeps the United Kingdom in the single market and customs union, abiding by all EU rules, for two to four years, in order to avoid the economy going over a cliff in March 2019. While HM Government is weighing a fiscal stimulus program to support the economy, any exit payment to the European Union is deemed undesirable.
"If it goes very slow, as is the case for the moment, it will be very hard to say that there is sufficient progress when we are in October", he told MEPs.