Worldwide

May to meet Merkel, Macron ahead of crucial Brexit summit

May to meet Merkel, Macron ahead of crucial Brexit summit”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Theresa May for talks on Tuesday, on the eve of a crucial European Union summit when the British premier is hoping to convince the bloc to grant her a new Brexit extension to June 30.

The leaders of the 27 remaining EU nations have been summoned to Brussels for an emergency meeting of the European Council on Wednesday, just two days before the United Kingdom is due to leave under current plans.

A deputation of Tory MPs from the executive of the backbench 1922 Committee went to Number 10 yesterday to warn the Prime Minister not to compromise with Labour.

"Our intention is to engage further with the opposition today. and we hope that will lead to formal face-to-face discussions" later Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman said.

After officials from the two sides met yesterday, the fresh round of talks will include Mrs May's defacto deputy, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, and Labour's shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer.

A deal on an extension is expected to be agreed when European leaders gather in Brussels tomorrow evening.

Mr Corbyn said: "Talks have to mean a movement and so far there's been no change in those red lines".

"If the United Kingdom were to commit to remaining in the customs union, it would make a total and utter nonsense of the referendum result", said the former foreign secretary in his regular column in the Daily Telegraph.

"And it is doubly incredible that the government is - so we are told - willing to accede to his terms". Boris Johnson, who is one of the favourites to succeed May, has said that "surrender" on a customs union is something that "cannot, must not and will not happen".

Steffen Seibert said the cohesion of the remaining 27 European Union members had always been important for Germany and discussions would be held in that spirit.

Mr Macron has previously spoken out against offering the British a Brexit extension, stating that the United Kingdom must provide a "credible alternative plan backed by a majority" to avoid a No Deal Brexit.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters at a G7 meeting in France on Saturday that it was time for the Brexit crisis to end.

"The British authorities and the British parliament need to understand that (the EU) is not going to be able to constantly exhaust itself with the ups and downs of domestic British politics", he said.

However, the final decision on an extension lies with the EU.

Britain's parliament is expected later Monday to approve a bill to force the government to delay Brexit.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


09 April 2019
Arizona hosts Boston for home opener
His performance marked the seventh time in team history a hitter has homered as a lefty and righty in the same game. He flung a water cooler against the back wall of the Red Sox dugout after being removed in the fifth.

09 April 2019
US nixes deal for Major League Baseball to sign Cuban players
The move means danger for Cuban baseball players hoping to make it to the big leagues. Younger players would have needed Cuban baseball's permission to leave.

09 April 2019
Rodgers: 'This was a smear attack'
The report detailed chaos in the organization as Tyler Dunne explored "what happened in Green Bay?" Aaron Rodgers is firing back. A week ago Bleacher Report released an article detailing the relationship between Aaron Rodgers and former coach Mike McCarthy .

09 April 2019
Florida man arrested for murder moments after walking out of prison
Petersilge was just released from federal prison earlier this month and was placed under arrest in the death of Clark. Police say 41-year-old Simon Clark was murdered in his home on Sanctuary Drive on November 28, 2001.

09 April 2019
More families Lion Air victims set to sue Boeing
Boeing also announced it is creating a special board committee to review airplane design and development. Airlines that own them have been scrambling other planes to fill some Max flights while canceling others.

09 April 2019
Parliament OKs law barring Brexit without deal
A DUP MP has declared his party will not support any Brexit deal which would see the United Kingdom remaining in a customs union with the EU.

09 April 2019
'We back Ireland,' says European Union chief Michel Barnier on Dublin visit
The Taoiseach said any country that vetoed a further Brexit extension would not be forgiven by other member states. He added: "Should no deal arise, it will be a shared challenge".

09 April 2019
Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship: Olivia Mehaffey finishes tied for 23rd
Tied again, she delivered the victor with a 7-iron on the par-3 16th that caught the ridge and fed down to the hole. The four represented the number of birdies Kupcho felt like she needed to make on the last seven holes to win.

09 April 2019
It's alive! Hands on with Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser
With the new app, Microsoft is taking the open-sourced portion of Chromium , and using it to build its new browser. Sync supports only favorites syncing, Microsoft promises to add history, password , and form syncing support.

03 December 2018
Stay Ahead of Your Career with the CSM Course
The company manages the separate position for the product owner and chooses the qualified candidates this position. Now, different range of institutions offers a professional course to people and help them to enhance the skill.