May 22, 2019 / 10:40 AM / 4 months ago

EU patiently follows Britain's Brexit debate - EU Commission

FILE PHOTO: European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas attends a press conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is following the debate in Britain about the country’s planned exit from the European Union “closely and patiently”, the EU executive’s chief spokesman said on Wednesday.

Margaritis Schinas was responding to the speech of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday in which she set out a “new deal”, offering sweeteners to her parliament including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum to try to break the impasse over Brexit.

Reporting By Jan Strupczewski; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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