Sigmar Gabriel, the German foreign minister, suggested the bloc are willing to make concessions, including ending the jurisdiction of the EU court over the UK.
Mr Gabriel said: “Perhaps there is now a chance to achieve a so-called soft Brexit.”
The EU are willing to compromise because they are worried that a weakened Mrs May increases the risk a deal will not be achieved, which could threaten millions of job across the Brussels bloc.
An EU negotiator said: “It is the greatest uncertainty as we begin. Will the Prime Minister still be there at key decision moments over the summer?
“A weak Government like this increases the risk of there being no deal at the end of the process. We do not want to be the ones making the situation more difficult.”
Mr Gabriel said some within the EU are angry about Mrs May’s decision to hold a snap election as it has ended up creating a “difficult, even impossible situation, without clear majorities and clear negotiation strategy”.
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