UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced that the European Union and Britain could reach agreement on the terms of the kingdom’s withdrawal from the bloc.
“I think we can make a deal,” Juncker told Sky News. “I will do everything in my power to make the deal because I don’t like the idea of going out without an agreement.”
The head of the European Commission added that a Brexit “would have catastrophic consequences in at least one year.”
He continued: “We are ready to get out without an agreement, and I hope that Britain is ready for him too, but I am not convinced of that.”
Juncker confirmed that he had received proposals from British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on a new agreement on “Brexit”, but has not seen it yet.
Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on October 31, but the British parliament rejected the agreement on the terms of “Brexit” reached by former Prime Minister Theresa May with Brussels. Last month, parliament passed legislation barring Johnson from withdrawing from the EU without an agreement.
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