Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Juncker, May and the spirit of the Brexit talks -- Letters to the Editor

Sir Paul Lever, Ambassador to Germany 1997-2003, and author of Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way,

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The Brexit negotiations are not going to be conducted on the EU side in a friendly or collegiate spirit. But it does show two things. First, confidential diplomacy will not be possible: the EU team has to inform so many stakeholders of its doings that anything said in the talks is bound rapidly to become public. Mrs May will have to adjust her own public diplomacy accordingly. ... 

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