(Adam Bienkov & Adam Payne – Business Insider)
Theresa May’s demand to reopen negotiations on her Brexit deal has been officially rejected by the European Union.
In a joint statement released by May and the European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, after the British prime minister traveled to Brussels on Thursday morning, the two leaders said they had engaged in a “robust but constructive” conversation but confirmed that the Withdrawal Agreement was not up for renegotiation.
“President Juncker underlined that the EU27 will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement, which represents a carefully balanced compromise between the European Union and the UK, in which both sides have made significant concessions to arrive at a deal,” the two leaders said in a statement. Click here to read more.
- Joint Statement on Behalf of President Juncker and Prime Minister May (European Commission)
- UK, EU Leaders Spar During ‘Robust’ Brexit Talks (Associated Press)
- New EU Talks Announced Amid Labour Backlash Over Failure to Demand Fresh Referendum (Independent)
- European Council President: ‘Special Place in Hell’ for Brexit Proponents (The Hill)
- Brussels Says Tusk Wasn’t Joking, Brexit Really is Hell (Politico)
- No Clarity on Post-Brexit Trade, Concedes UK Trade Minister (EurActiv)
- UK and Canada Can Avoid New Tariffs Post-Brexit, Envoy Says (Bloomberg)
- Where Europe Would Be Hurt Most by a No-Deal Brexit (New York Times)