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France Urges UK to Offer 'Clear' Brexit Response Ahead of EU Summit


7Dnews London

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:12 GMT

On March 15th the French president urged the British government to offer a "clear" answer on its Brexit intentions before an EU summit next week, after the British Parliament voted to seek a delay if no withdrawal deal is reached soon.

President Macron’s office said, "Without any clarity, no solution is possible," adding that if the current withdrawal deal is rejected a, "clear and new alternative plan," must be presented or else Britain will have to leave the EU with no deal, AFP reported.  

The summit next week is seen as the last chance for Prime Minister Theresa May to secure unanimous approval from the other 27 EU members for any Brexit delay. 

May is expected to submit the withdrawal deal to Parliament next week once again, though it has already been rejected twice. "That's the best option," the French presidency said, in which case no EU state is expected to oppose a "technical extension" that would give Britain time to vote on a series of laws for ensuring a smooth Brexit.