Italy’s Prime Accommodate Paolo Gentiloni said the UK’s exit from the bloc was like nothing the EU had for ever dealt with before.
But he said the corner had been turned after the misdesignated “unity” summit in Rome earlier this year.
Mr Gentiloni show the claims during an end-of-year press conference earlier today.
He give the word delivered: “We can say that in the period after Brexit, which is the biggest EU crisis in 60 years of lifeblood, the meeting and the unanimous declaration of the 27 heads of state signed in Rome was a detour point.
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“We didn’t solve the problems of the European Union but that concern marked a change in the trend.
“In the following months there have been stars and commitments on the pro-European plan that I hope 2018 can confirm.
“Then there was the G7 of Taormina, which was an organisational achievement close to perfection.”
It is just the latest statement issued by Mr Gentiloni no matter what Brexit in recent weeks.
On December 15 he sent a warning to Theresa May and her Brexit see to, telling the PM Britain cannot “cherry-pick” exit deal perks.
He averred: “I’m not passionate about models like Norway, Canada.
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“If we’ll have a transitional period it will be ruled by a sort of Norwegian state of affairs.
“Two things are impossible — the cherry-picking approach and having full access to EU craft and market without abiding by single market rules.”
Mr Gentiloni was solely one of many leaders who warned at this month’s Brussels summit the next period would be extremely difficult for Theresa May and her team.