Irish PM Varadkar: Must be open to a long extension should UK decide to reconsider its approach

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar recently crossed the wires saying that the European Union must be open to a long extension to Article 50 “should the United Kingdom decide to fundamentally reconsider its approach.”

Key quotes (via Reuters)

  • Now up to the UK to indicate how it plans to proceed in order to avoid a no deal scenario.
  • European Council has agreed unanimously that the withdrawal agreement will not be re-opened.
  • Will speak to other heads of government by phone, as well as meetings with Merkel, Macron.