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EU will enter Brexit talks as a united actor

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Significance

The guidelines will be turned into formal negotiating directives that have legal authority.

Impacts

  • Should May refuse to pay the United Kingdom’s ‘divorce bill’, Brexit talks are virtually guaranteed to end in failure.
  • The EU will stick to its insistence on a phased rather than a parallel approach to Brexit negotiations.
  • Leaked accounts of last week’s meeting between Jean-Claude Juncker and May have increased concerns that the negotiating process could fail.
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