LONDON France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron will be rough in negotiations above the conditions of Britain’s departure from the European Union but will not find to punish Britain, his economic adviser reported on Monday.
Jean Pisani-Ferry reported that no-1 had an curiosity in a tricky Brexit that thoroughly severs ties in between Britain and the rest of the European Union once it leaves, stating there was a mutual curiosity in sustaining economic and security ties.
“At the same time, we have divergent passions on some aspects of the negotiations. So there will be a rough negotiation and he will be rough,” Pisani-Ferry advised BBC Radio, including that Macron would not find retribution towards Britain for leaving the EU even as he looked to bolster the bloc.
“Punish? Absolutely not. But he believes that these days that Europe is element of the resolution to the issues we’re struggling with.”
(Reporting by Alistair Smout, modifying by Michael Holden)