EU President calls for united front as Merkel and May clash over Brexit

In the meantime, leaders are anticipated to approve a deal that will see Northern Eire robotically rejoin the EU within the occasion of Irish unity.

Angela Merkel and Theresa Could

Supply: Cheriss Could/SIPA USA/PA Pictures and Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/PA Pictures

EU PRESIDENT DONALD Tusk has urged the bloc to maintain a united entrance at a particular Brexit summit in Brussels right now, saying it should additionally assist Britain if they’ll attain a deal.

“We have to stay united because the EU 27. It’s only then that we can conclude the negotiations, which implies that our unity can be within the UK’s curiosity.

“We additionally want stable ensures for residents and their households, who shall be affected by Brexit on either side. This should be primary precedence for EU and the UK,” Tusk advised reporters.

This referred to the destiny of three million EU residents dwelling in Britain and a million Britons on the continent, with officers hoping for a decision on their standing after the divorce by the tip of the yr.

United Eire

Leaders on the summit are anticipated to approve a deal that will see Northern Eire robotically rejoin the Union within the occasion of voting for Irish unification.

Tusk’s name for a united entrance comes scorching on the heels of a disagreement between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa Could over the negotiations.

Merkel stated Britain mustn’t have “illusions” about getting beneficial remedy, however Could hit again by accusing the EU 27 of planning to “line as much as oppose us”.

The EU 27 have significantly toughened the rules since Tusk first unveiled them in March, shortly after Could triggered the two-year Brexit course of.

– © AFP 2017 with reporting by Órla Ryan