EU Reacts Cautiously to British Post-Brexit Plans. The EU’s principal negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, has been reluctant to respond to British plans for the period after the country’s exit from the EU.
The EU’s chief negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, has been reluctant to respond to British plans for the period after the country’s exit from the EU. The international community will carefully examine whether the proposals are “workable and realistic,” said Barnier on Saturday night. Representatives of May’s Conservatives were publicly behind the plan, according to media reports from Sunday, it seethes in the party but on.
Barnier wrote in the short message service Twitter, and he awaits the White Paper with more details on the Brexit plans, which the British government wants to present this week. After a long dispute, the Cabinet of British Prime Minister Theresa May had agreed on Friday.
One of the plans is a “free trade zone” with the EU. The British proposals aim to avoid a severe cut with the EU following Brexit, as demanded by many hardliners in May’s conservative party. The ultra-conservative Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), with whose help May governs in London, cautiously expressed its support for the plan.
Publicly, some EU-critical ministers backed the plans on Saturday. House Chairperson Andrea Leadsom said the project was “good” for Britain. Environment Minister Michael Gove, who had fought bitterly with May over the Brexit plans, said the plan did not meet all of his demands, but he was “a realist.” Britain will be able to act confidently in all essential areas, said Gove on BBC.