France: President Macron spoke to UK PM Johnson as Brexit deadline looms  

  15 October 2019    Read: 479
France: President Macron spoke to UK PM Johnson as Brexit deadline looms  

French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, an official in Macron’s office said on Tuesday, as a deadline looms to reach a Brexit deal, Reuters report. 

Macron’s official said that while Johnson was right to acknowledge in the call the positive momentum toward getting a Brexit deal done, it remained unclear if a deal could be reached in time for this week’s European summit.

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said earlier on Tuesday that reaching a divorce deal between Britain and the European Union was still possible this week, even if it was getting more and more difficult.

“The possibility of a deal is clear, everyone recognizes that. What counts is what the negotiator Michel Barnier said, namely that a possibility of a deal is still not the same as having a deal,” added Macron’s official.


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