The British prime minister, the conservative Theresa May, today transferred to a group of European businessmen their confidence that London and Brussels will be able to reach an agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU).
Among the executives who met with the head of government at her official Downing Street residence were Spaniards José-María Álvarez-Pallete, president of Telefónica, Ignacio Galán, president of Iberdrola, and Rafael del Pino, president of Ferrovial.
May assured that there has been "good progress" in the negotiations so far and that 95% of the exit conditions of the EU bloc are already agreed, a Downing Street spokesperson reported after the meeting.
The British minister for the "Brexit", Dominic Raab, assured this week that he hopes to have closed a deal with the EU before next November 21st.
In her meeting with businessmen, the Prime Minister explained that the plan she is negotiating with Brussels will protect "trade without friction" between the two sides of the English Channel, something that she considered to be "in the interest of both the United Kingdom and the Union." European. "
May stressed that the agreement he wants to reach with the remaining 27 community partners will ensure that there is no "hard" border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
It also contemplates that the agreed conditions protect jobs, manufacturing industry and shared supply chains between the United Kingdom and EU partners.
The head of government "listened to the priorities" of the businessmen, according to her spokesperson, and stressed that it is essential to close an agreement "beneficial for both parties" that gives "clarity to companies and employees in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. continent".