PressTV-‘EU has no option but to renegotiate Brexit’

A former top European Union official has dismissed claims that Britain would leave the bloc without a deal if a current draft agreement is rejected in the parliament, saying the EU will have to renegotiate the deal because of huge problems that might arise of a no-deal Brexit.

Romano Prodi, the Italian who served as president of the EU Commission until 2004, said Saturday that if the British parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal next week, the EU will have to come back to the negotiating table.

“We must keep free trade between us because it is in the British interests and European interest,” said Prodi in an interview with The Observer, adding that the two sides could reach a compromise on the thorny issue of the Irish border in order to clinch a deal that could appeal to British lawmakers.

The comments come as both the EU and May’s government have repeatedly said that the current deal is the “only” and…

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