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First reactions to the agreement on the Brexit

British politicians close to May celebrate the pact as the pound reaches its highest level in six months

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First reactions to the agreement on the Brexit

The reactions to this morning's announcement of an agreement on divorce between United Kingdom and European Union have not been kept waiting. British politicians favorable to Brexit and foreign personalities have held pact, which guarantees rights of European citizens living in United Kingdom and, after tense negotiations, has reached a compromise on border with Ireland and Brexit Invoice. Also markets have woken up euphoric: pound has surpassed this Friday's barrier 1.15 euros for first time in six months.

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David Davis. The British minister of Brexit has held agreement this Friday. "Today is a big step forward to meet Brexit." There was a lot of work but I am happy that Commission has now recommended that progress has been made, he wrote in his Twitter account.

Today is a big step forward in delivering Brexit. Been a lot of work but glad Commission have now recommended that sufficient progress has been reached. Https://

— David Davis (@DavidDavisMP) December 8, 2017

"Citizens can now be calm about rights y enjoy;" We must now move forward to discuss our future relationship with European Union on issues such as trade and security, he added in anor tweet.

Boris Johnson. The British Minister of Foreign Affairs, a fervent supporter of Brexit, has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May on progress of divorce negotiations. "Congratulations to Prime Minister for her determination to reach today's agreement," she wrote in her Twitter profile. "We now have goal of forging a deep and special relationship with our European friends and allies as long as we remain faithful to results of referendum-regaining control of our laws, currency and borders for whole United Kingdom."

Philip Hammond. The British finance minister has said he was delighted with agreement reached between London and Brussels this Friday. "Delighted with a pact agreed in Brussels that paves way for furr progress on talks on future relationship between United Kingdom and EU." Congratulations to @resa_may, "Hammond has written on Twitter, before adding that divorce agreement is an impetus for British economy and that now we need to look for a trade pact that supports British jobs, business and prosperity.

Nicola Sturgeon. The Scottish Prime Minister has stressed that remaining in single market and customs Union is only sensible option and has warned that negotiations will be more complicated from now on. "Moving on to Phase 2 of conversations is good, but devil is in details and things will now be really tough." If Brexit is occurring (hopefully not), staying in single market and customs Union is only sensible choice. and any special arrangement for NI (Norrn Ireland) should be available to or United Kingdom nations, "he has written on Twitter.

A deal in Brussels is good news for Mrs May as we can now move on to next stage of humiliation.

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) December 8, 2017

Nigel Farage. Impeller of Brexit and former leader of party Eurosceptic UKIP, Farage has not hidden his disappointment in Covenant. "An agreement in Brussels is good news for Mrs May as we can now move on to next stage of humiliation," she has written on her Twitter account.


Leo Varadkar. The Irish prime Minister has ensured this Friday that his country has achieved guarantees it sought with respect to border with Norrn Ireland, thus supporting it to move to next phase of negotiation. "I am pleased that enough progress has been made on Irish issues, parameters have now been set and y are good," explained Varadkar at a press conference in Dublin.

Arlene Foster. The leader of Union Democratic Party (DUP) of Norrn Ireland, a partner of Conservative government of May, was pleased with agreement reached this Friday that avoids re-establishing a strict border with Republic of Ireland. "We have received clear confirmation that entire United Kingdom will abandon single market and customs union," said DUP leader. The support of Unionists to agreement reached this Friday in Brussels on issue of border was necessary for both parties to move on to next round of talks on ir divorce, in which y will address ir business relationship.


France. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, has been pleased by agreement reached this Friday. "I believe that work that has been done in negotiations, which was initiated by Juncker and implemented by Michel Barnier, gradually resulted in common sense," he said in a conversation with Radio France Inter. "We wanted output conditions to be defined very clearly so that we could move to anor phase which is what will happen now," he added.

Denmark. Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has also welcomed agreement reached this Friday in Brussels and has described it as "good news". "

Italy. The Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, described agreement as "a great opportunity for Europe to recover" after a "period of uncertainty."

Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has said that this Friday's agreement implies "a step forward."

European Council. The President of European Council, Donald Tusk, has concluded agreement on basis of divorce and has summarized guidelines he has already sent to Heads of State and Government to address second stage of negotiations, but has also warned that " challenge "The harder it is to come."


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