Brexit: EU ‘willing to listen’ to Boris Johnson’s ideas, says Donald Tusk

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Donald Tusk vocalization during a G7 limit in Biarritz, France

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European Council President Donald Tusk spoke during a G7 limit in France

European Council President Donald Tusk has pronounced a EU is “willing to listen” to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ideas for Brexit if they are “realistic”.

But vocalization during a press discussion during a G7 limit in Biarritz, France, Mr Tusk pronounced he would “not concur on no deal”.

Mr Tusk and Mr Johnson are due to accommodate on Sunday to plead Brexit.

Since apropos primary minister, Mr Johnson has insisted a UK will leave a EU on 31 October.

Mr Tusk pronounced Mr Johnson is a third British primary apportion he will have met given a UK voted to leave a EU in Jun 2016.

He said: “The EU has always been open to co-operation. One thing we will not co-operate on is a no deal.

“We are peaceful to listen to ideas that are operational, picturesque and excusable to all EU member states.

“I still wish Prime Minister Johnson will not like to go down in story as Mr No Deal.”

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Boris Johnson met with French President Emmanuel Macron during a Elysee Presidential Palace this week

The G7 limit – a get-together of many of a leaders of a world’s largest economies – comes with only over dual months until a UK is scheduled to leave a EU during a finish of October.

Mr Johnson wants to renegotiate a Irish uphold – a pivotal Brexit adhering indicate that is partial of a withdrawal agreement and aims to forestall a tough limit on a island of Ireland after Brexit.

The EU has consistently ruled this out.

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If implemented, a uphold – a final review should a UK and a EU not determine a trade understanding after Brexit – would see Northern Ireland staying aligned to some manners of a EU singular market.

It would also see a UK stay in a singular etiquette domain with a EU, and align with stream and destiny EU manners on foe and state aid.

At a news discussion on Wednesday with Mr Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested an choice to a uphold competence be achievable, adding that a responsibility was on a UK.

But a subsequent day French boss Emmanuel Macron said a uphold was “indispensable” to preserving domestic fortitude and a singular market.

After visiting his counterparts in Paris and Berlin this week, Mr Johnson pronounced there was “new mood music”, though reaching a new deal would not be “a cinch”.

He has insisted a UK will leave a EU on 31 October, either or not a new understanding is reached.

Mr Johnson will also accommodate with US President Donald Trump, who arrived in France around Saturday lunchtime.

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