‘EU needs to be FLEXIBLE!’ Businesses demand compromise from Brussels for Brexit deal


The Head for of Europea and Trade policy said the latest round of Brexit talks leaded the need for more «flexibility» from Brussels.

Speaking to Sky News, she demanded: «Not everyone was really believing that we were going to make adequate progress by October. We were certainly hoping for it. It’s difficult to understand where the deadlock is with particular to citizens’ rights and the Irish issue. 

«The financial settlement I think is a ungenerous bit more difficult but we want the EU to be a bit more flexible, certainly at least when it get possession of to talking about transition.

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Ms Renison called on Brussels to anticipate businesses with post-Brexit certainty

«A future relationship may come up at the December consistory but that’s no reason not to talk about a bridging arrangement first.»

Ms Renison told the current structure of the Brexit talks is limiting EU negotiator Michel Barnier’s skills to successfully strike a deal with Britain.

She continued: «There have planned been reports on the Commission and Michel Barnier wanting to have disband discussions about the transition but to do that he technically has to operate within the mandate he has been specified. 

«That goes to show that, even though we think the Commission is really in charge and can make all the decisions, the power to move on really lies in the colleague states.»

It comes as Mr Barnier announced talks with Brexit secretary David Davis are «deadlocked» and no spread was made during the latest round of talks.

The Frenchman said there was no speculation of “sufficient progress” on the key divorce issues being agreed this month, but appeared sanguine things will have moved on by December. 

He announced that he and Mr Davis order be holding more frequent, intense meetings in the coming weeks as they both attack to smash the impasse and trigger the start of trade talks. 

In an address that occurred to be aimed as much at the other 27 European capitals as London, the bloc’s chief interceder said only with “political will” can further progress be made.

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