In Britain look forward to a constructive EU approach to the negotiations on Brexit

In Britain look forward to a constructive EU approach to the negotiations on Brexit© AP Photo/ Matt Dunham

The UK government hopes for constructive EU approach to the negotiations on Brexit, said in comments to the UK government in response to today’s statement by the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.

«This draft Directive, and we look forward to the start of negotiations as soon as they are agreed by 27 countries-EU members. It is obvious that both sides are committed to a constructive approach to those negotiations, and, as he said this week the Prime Minister, seek to ensure a «deep partnership relations between the UK and the European Union», — said in a statement.

Tusk, introducing the draft policy guidelines for the 27 member countries of the European Union in the negotiations on Brexit, said that the upcoming negotiations will be difficult, tense and sometimes even confrontational. According to him, the EU is proposing a phased approach to the negotiations with Britain on withdrawal from the EU, and discussion of the future partnership of the European Union-United Kingdom possible only after progress in the negotiations on Brexit.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa may formally launched the process of a British exit from the EU, handing Tusk a letter of notification. According to the rules set forth in the 50th article of the Lisbon Treaty, leaving the EU, Britain will have to leave the Association on March 29, 2019 — exactly two years after the start Brexit.

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