Last updated on October 7, 2019
EU states agree that fresh UK suggestions for a Brexit bargain”don’t offer a basis for agreeing”, as stated by the European Commission.
Boris Johnson’s plans involve structures for the boundary between EU member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland, which the bloc has made apparent aren’t good enough.
“We gave our first response to the UK’s suggestions and asked several questions about the text,” an EU spokeswoman informed Euronews in an announcement.
“We shall meet again on Monday to provide the UK with another chance to present its proposals in detail.
Michel Barnier debriefed that the Committee of Permanent Representatives yesterday, at which Member States agreed that the UK proposals don’t offer a basis for concluding an arrangement.”
This includes following Michel Barnier, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, told a meeting of EU ambassadors his group would continue working on attaining an arrangement with Britain but the British had to accommodate their standing.
Following the UK published its most recent proposals, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said that he”welcomed the positive improvements from the United Kingdom’s text, however, he also noted that there are debatable points at the proposition on which additional work is required”.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could send a letter to the EU requesting for one more three-month Brexit delay if no divorce agreement was attained by October 19, the authorities confessed on Friday.
This seems to contradict the prime minister’s prior statements Brexit, which added he would”rather be dead in a ditch” than stretch the deadline and the UK will leave the EU towards the end of October”come what may”.