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Juncker issues warning to Johnson

A no-deal Brexit would hurt the United Kingdom more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnsons government pretends otherwise, outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pointed out in his remarks published during weekend.

“If it comes to a hard Brexit, that is in no one’s interest, but the British would be the big losers. They are acting as though that were not the case but it is,” Juncker told the Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper.

The UK has been insisting Brussels to amend the terms of Britain’s Withdrawal agreement (WA), saying  would have to take responsibility for failure of orderly departure, and no-deal Brexit if it does not accept a compromise.

At the end of the day that would cause the most harm to the UK, Juncker said to a regional newspaper in the Austrian province of Tyrol.

We are fully prepared even though some in Britain say we are not well set up for a ‘no deal’. But I am not taking part in these little summer games,Juncker added.

The European Union has reiterated the deal negotiated by the previous British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May will not be re-negotiated.

We have made clear that we are not prepared to hold new negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement but only to make certain clarifications in the framework of the political declarations that regulate future relations between the United Kingdom and European Union,” Juncker said.

We are well prepared (for no deal) and I hope the British are too.

Britain has been requesting the European Union to amend the terms of Britain’s Withdrawal Agreement, saying otherwise Brussels would be responsible for a no-deal Brexit if it does not take into consideration British interest.

The backstop, agreed between Brussels and May’s government, aims to keep the open border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and would effectively keep Northern Ireland within the EU’s Single market, which is not compatible with British sovereignty.

EU hopeful for “orderly” Brexit

Ursula von der Leyen, the future president of the European Commission expressed readiness to build “good working relation” with newly elected by Conservatives British Prime minister Boris Johnson. During her visit to Paris she sad that is hopeful to reach an outcome good for both sides of the Channel, however she did not mention the word “Brexit”, talking  in more general terms about “challenging times”.

Michel Barnier (picutred) the EU top Brexit negociator  wrote his Twitter micro blog that he is looking forward to working constructively with Prime Minister Boris Johnson,  to “facilitate the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement” he also expressed intention to achieve an “orderly Brexit.  (Image: archive).

“We are ready also to rework the agreed Declaration on a new partnership in line with EUCO guidelines”, he added.

EU to support Ireland in no-deal Brexit

The European Commission is preparing a multibillion pound aid package for Ireland to offset the economic damage of a no-deal Brexit, The Times newspaper reported.

The EU would “spend whatever was necessary” to support the government of the Republic of Ireland through any disruption of trade, The Times  said, citing a senior EU diplomat.

The report did not specify the exact the amount of the aid package. Britain is currently due to leave the European Union on October 31.

Hunt promises new Brexit deal

Jeremy Hunt, one of the candidates aiming to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, said he would leave the European Union without a deal (Withdrawal Agreement) but with a heavy heart and that he hoped the bloc would engage with a new British leader.

Our failure to deliver Brexit has put our country and our party in grave peril. The leadership I offer is based on one simple truth: without Brexit there will be no Conservative government and maybe no Conservative Party,” Hunt said.

If we want a deal we are going to have to engage seriously with Brussels. From my conversations with European leaders, it is clear to me there is a deal to be done, they want us to come up with proposals.Hunt added.

Further Brexit delay?

The majority of the European Union governments will approve another Brexit delay regardless of who becomes the next British prime minister, ‘The Times’  newspaper reported on June 6 citing an unnamed senior European source.

As many as 25 European governments are prepared to give the Britons another extension, despite repeated statements from most British prime minister candidates that the UK will leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal, the newspaper added.

In the end no one wants to be seen as the one who pulls the plug,” the source told ‘The Times’.

The EU and UK were working “very hard together” on Brexit deal, President Trump,  acknowledged and added: “It doesn’t seem to be working out. But, at some point, something will happen, one way or the other.

May steps down on 7 June

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will resign as Conservative Party leader on 7 June, under mounting pressure to quit facing a backlash from her own MPs against her Brexit plan. Until present the Westminster has rejected  May‘s government withdrawal agreement or otherwise called “Brexit deal” three times.

May attempts to get Brexit deal before summer break

In June British Prime Minister Theresa May will undertake one more effort to receive the endorsement for her Brexit deal from the Westminster before the summer break, setting a new deadline for her exit from the EU plan and a potential timetable for her own departure.

Brexit had been due to take place on March 29, but May government was unable to get her departure deal (WA) approved by the House of Commons, which rejected the so-called Withdrawal Agreement (WA) three times. As a crisis response the EU offered delay to 31 October, an absolute deadline before the start of a new institutional cycle: from November onward the procedure of the appointment of new European commissioners should start. According to the EU Treaty the UK will be obliged to appoint a Commissioner to Brussels if it is still a member of the European Union by November 2019.

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