The European Union is adamant with the United Kingdom on Brexit. EU leaders have warned whoever Theresa May’s successor will not agree to renegotiate exit conditions, although they do not close the doors to dialogue.
European leaders have spoken about the Brexit taking advantage of their meeting in Brussels and have insisted that they do not want a disorderly march from the United Kingdom. They have also confirmed that the objective is to maintain close cooperation in the future. This was stated on Friday by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, after the summit ended.
“We hope to work with the next British prime minister,” Tusk said after the meeting, to ensure that the bloc is “open” to discuss possible changes in the political statement that marks the framework of the ‘post Brexit’ relationship, but he has made it clear that the Retreat Treaty “is not open to renegotiation.”
Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and current Foreign Office head Jeremy Hunt are the two candidates chosen by the ‘Tories’ to contest the primaries to succeed Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
“The Brexit process may be even more exciting than before due to some of the personal decisions in London, but nothing has changed with respect to our position,” stressed Tusk, who has appealed to the patience of the bloc to see how the May’s succession
For his part, the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has entrusted this Friday that whoever is May’s successor at the head of the British Government has the “decency and seriousness” necessary to conclude in an orderly manner the departure from the United Kingdom of the European Union.
“I do not know who will come later, I do not want to interfere in British political life, but I hope that it has the same decency and the same spirit of seriousness and responsibility (as May),” Macron told the press in Brussels, from a summit to Twenty-seven.