The President of the European Commission (EC), Jean-Claude Juncker, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, are planning to keep a working lunch in Luxembourg next Monday, as they advanced on Friday (13.09.2019) to EFE community sources and subsequently confirmed the European Executive.

It will be the first occasion for Juncker and Johnson to talk in person since the British assumed the position of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom last July, since Juncker could not attend the G7 meeting in Biarritz when he was convalescing after an operation .

"The European Union wants to work constructively with Prime Minister Johnson and they had not had the opportunity to meet yet," said community spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud. The meeting will take place in Luxembourg, because Juncker must subsequently travel to Strasbourg to participate in the plenary session of the European Parliament, which will debate on Wednesday about the British exit from the Union.

The meeting will take place a month and a half from the date on which the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, on October 31, a calendar to which Johnson has committed whether or not an agreement that avoids a hard divorce . In Luxembourg, the premier will also meet with the prime minister of this country, Xavier Bettel, with whom he will meet on the "brexit".

The British Parliament has passed legislation that obliges the Government to request an extension of the "brexit" to Brussels if no agreement has been reached on the conditions of EU exit on October 19, an extension that the Twenty-seven must approve of unanimous form

Brussels has been open to discuss any proposal presented by London if it respects the negotiating principles of the EU, in particular with regard to the safeguard for the island of Ireland, the main hot spot of the talks since Johnson rejects it flat and EU refuses to remove it from the agreement.

The European Commission, which is conducting negotiations with the United Kingdom on behalf of the Member States, has not yet received any feasible written proposal from the British Government. (EFE)

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