Macron: UK must show flexibility during post-Brexit negotiation

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron asked the United Kingdom to “show flexibility” during negotiations over its future relationship with the European Union in the coming year.

“It will be a complex negotiation that should be approached in cold blood by our negotiator Michel Barnier,” Macron said Tuesday in a statement to the press delivered alongside visiting Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković in Paris.

He laid out two principles that should guide the negotiation.

“The preservation of deep ties with the U.K., namely on foreign policy and security, and the defense of the interests of the EU,” Macron said, explicitly highlighting fishing. “The U.K. wants a short negotiation that ends by the end of 2020, it will be up to the U.K. to show, during the negotiation, flexibility that is in line with these ties to EuropeRead More – Source