'Don't blame Could!' Plastered Juncker jokes PM didn't assault him forward of Brexit talks


The European Fee president was noticed sporting a plaster on his cheek throughout a press convention with the Slovenian president Borut Pahor. Minutes earlier than greeting Mrs Could on the doorways of the European Fee’s Berlaymont headquarters, Mr Juncker joked that the Prime Minister shouldn’t be blamed for his unlucky damage. He mentioned: “The result of an unlucky gesture this morning. The primary time I ever shaved I used to be 15. Immediately I believed I’d strive once more and that is what occurs.

“I do not need you to assume Mrs Could is liable for this damage on my face.”

Regardless of his damage, he maintained that he doesn’t anticipate a lot progress tonight at his assembly with Mrs Could.

Yesterday, Mr Juncker warned: “There isn’t sufficient motion for me to have the ability to anticipate this to be a dialogue with a concrete final result.

“I don’t know what Mrs Could will talk to me tomorrow.”

Amid rumours of a breakthrough this night, with EU leaders being requested to conform to a brand new deal at a weekend EU-Arab League summit, Downing Road dominated out such motion.

A senior Authorities official mentioned: ‘‘There are necessary shared challenges to debate with the League of Arab States, like safety cooperation. This isn’t a gathering about Brexit and the Prime Minister isn’t going to hunt to show it into one.

“At summits, the Prime Minister at all times holds a sequence of bilateral conferences and conversations and she is going to, in fact, proceed to interact her fellow leaders in relation to Brexit. However this isn’t a European Council assembly and it isn’t someplace that European Council selections are going to be made.”

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