[ Director: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano X

quarta-feira, 14 de junho de 2017

Macron tells May ‘door always open’ for UK to stay in EU

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May arrive to deliver joint statements to the press in the garden of the Elysee Palace. Paris, 13 June.
[Yoan Valat/EPA]

The meeting in Paris followed the leaders’ remarkably different political fortunes in the past week, which saw Macron’s party headed for a massive parliamentary majority, while May lost her slim advantage in the House of Commons.
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“Of course the door is always open as long as the negotiations on Brexit have not finished,” Macron said in a press conference.

But he stressed that the British people had taken the sovereign decision to leave the 28-member bloc in their referendum a year ago, adding that the beginning of talks would be a milestone.

“Once it (the Brexit process) has started we need to be collectively clear that it’s more difficult to reverse course,” he said at the Élysée palace.
 
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