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EU will not restart negotiations with UK on Brexit deal: spokesman

12 June 2019

The conditions for the existing Brexit deal will not change, despite the election of a new prime minister in the UK, said a spokesman for the European Commission at a regular press conference in Brussels on Tuesday. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who remains favorite to succeed Theresa May as UK prime minister, threatens recently that if the European Union doesn't agree to offer UK better conditions for its Brexit departure, he will reject paying the EU 39 billion-pound "breakup fee" which refers to the debt that UK owes to the EU, scheduled to be paid back by stages in future years.

Boris said money is the best way and a lubricant for reaching a good deal. Asked about the comments by Boris Johnson, the spokesman Margaritis Schinas clearly pointed out that the EU will not restart negotiations with UK on Brexit deal.