Tusk meets Hollande, meets Merkel, meets Renzi. It has been nonstop work for the EU elite since a majority of UK voters chose to Brexit.
Angela Merkel talked up a spirit of optimism at the latest EU summit despite Brexit. But divisions remain over the distribution of refugees and the rise in the number of low-wage workers arriving in western EU states.
European Council President Donald Tusk has called for "discretion" and "mutual respect" between Britain and the EU ahead of British elections in June. He said deep disagreements could make Brexit talks "impossible."
Theresa May's plan for ensuring the rights of EU citizens in the UK has been met with skepticism at a summit in Brussels. It's not the only reason why nerves are frayed in London.
Contrary to claims by the UK's Brexit negotiator, two key industry leaders in Germany have said the priority is to protect the EU's single market. They played down any help in securing a good Brexit deal.
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