Sánchez meets today with Tusk and Juncker and attends EU summit on "Brexit"

Sánchez meets today with Tusk and Juncker and attends EU summit on "Brexit"

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, will meet today in Brussels with the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and with that of the Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, and will attend the community summit that will analyze the "Brexit" negotiations.

Sanchez will travel to the Belgian capital early in the afternoon and the first act of his agenda will be his participation in a meeting of the European socialist leaders that will also address the state of the negotiation between the EU and the United Kingdom for the departure of this country of the European club.

It will be later when he will meet separately with Tusk and Juncker and attend the meeting of leaders in which the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will address the rest of heads of State and Government.

In the subsequent dinner and without May, European leaders will discuss the situation and the possibility of convening an extraordinary summit in November to close an agreement.

An agreement that the chief negotiator of the EU, Michel Barnier, after admitting yesterday that more time will be needed to close the talks, hoped that it would be possible to seal it in the coming weeks.

With that hope, Sanchez today goes to Brussels, according to government sources, who stress that the chief executive considers that, despite the difficulties, there is still room for an agreed departure from the UK of the EU.

In this regard, the Foreign Minister Josep Borrell also expressed yesterday, who urged not to dramatize because he believes that the agreement is still possible.

He also ruled out that the situation in Gibraltar could be a problem in the event of a pact on the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU.

The European summit will continue on Thursday, and on Friday there will be another meeting in Brussels of the EU leaders with those of Asia, the so-called ASEM summit.


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