Tensions over Britain's divorce from the European Union increased on Friday when Prime Minister Theresa May was described by one of her colleagues as "alarming". Leaders say time is running out to avoid catastrophic segregation The EU Prime Minister, who heard May at Brexit during the EU summit in Brussels, said he was shocked by the tone and assumed that the There is a risk that talks would break down by 20 percent without a deal, an official said. A no-deal split is the scenario that companies fear most.
His point of view was reflected in public statements made by other politicians.
"The feeling that dominates is the impression that the British continue to negotiate with the British and not with the EU," Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said, adding that he was "not very optimistic".
In just four months left The UK and the EU have themselves set a deadline for a divorce settlement. European officials say they will intensify their preparations in the event that Britain falls out of the bloc into legal limbo. May is still battling for its War Cabinet to agree on what Brexit should mean in practice, and their attempts to find something acceptable to everyone has been quickly rejected by the EU.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar seemed to prevent May's latest compromise attempt, saying that an idea being flown would not work. He rejected any British attempt to remain in the EU single market for goods and said he could set a precedent that could lead to the collapse of the bloc.
The mood is increasingly bitter and EU's patience with May's inability to reconcile their warring government is getting meager. On hold, the high-level talks will resume in mid-July once the UK government has made its position clear.
"A lot of work" is still needed, EU President Donald Tusk said after the summit. "This is the last call to put the cards on the table."
Work on the central question on how to avoid physical checks at the Irish border, which is located at the UK border with English: www.eu2006.gv.at/en/News/Speeches_I. English:. There has been no real progress since December, a second EU official said. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said this was the "first, second and third" priority in the talks.
The last formal meeting of EU leaders took place on Friday, before returning to Brussels for a summit in October signing the Brexit deal. But EU officials and UK officials are now privately recognizing that it is unlikely that they will meet this timetable. This would leave less time for parliaments on both sides to approve the deal and increase the chances of a tense and uncertain last few months for companies planning to do so.
A small summit meeting in Salzburg, Austria, scheduled for talks in September Immigration and security were now being discussed as a possible Brexit crisis meeting, a third EU official said.
May plans talks with her cabinet on their rural retreat on July 6 to publish an agreed vision with the details the following week. Mai said Friday she wants to accelerate and intensify talks afterwards. On the eve of her gathering her ministers, May will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
Despite repeated warnings that time is running out, the UK has informed the EU that its officials will not be taking part in further negotiations until the week-end. On July 16, a fourth EU official said:
With another The quiet phase to be expected in August is expected to start work on a joint statement on the future relationship with the divorce agreement only in September or even in Salzburg. Meeting
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