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

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

Angela Merkel and Theresa Could

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

EU PRESIDENT DONALD Tusk has urged the bloc to maintain a united entrance at a particular Brexit summit in Brussels right now, saying it’ll 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 also be within the UK’s curiosity.

“We additionally want strong ensures for residents and their households, who will probably be affected by Brexit on either side. This have to be primary precedence for EU and the UK,” Tusk advised reporters.

This referred to the destiny of three million EU residents residing in Britain and a million Britons on the continent, with officers hoping for a decision on their standing after the divorce by the top of the 12 months.

United Eire

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

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

Merkel stated Britain shouldn’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