- Macron Fears EU COLLAPSE: Tense Brexit Talks Could Lead to ‘DIVISION in United Front’
by LEIGH BOOBYER, https://www.express.co.uk/
EMMANUEL Macron has warned cracks in the European Union could be exposed during Brexit negotiations and admitted Europe’s “united front” over phase two of talks is under threat.
The French President has become a key consensus-builder in the future of the EU, as the bloc takes on his plans to build a federal union. But the europhile cautioned EU leaders of the risk of splits emerging between member states over the on-coming Brexit negotiations.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Mr Macron urged EU leaders not to fall for the “prisoner’s dilemma”, a notorious theoretical paradox in which two parties act out of individual self-interest – with both losing out. He added the same unified EU approach to getting a deal in the first phase of talks would be carried into the second phase as the EU seeks to agree a “common mandate” on UK-EU future relationship.