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France's Macron offers 'open door' if Britain chooses to stay in EU

27 June 2017

"I confirmed to President Macron", May said at a joint news conference with the French president, "that the timetable for the Brexit negotiation remains on course and will begin next week".

Mr Macron welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May to Paris where the pair discussed Brexit, security issues and migration before heading to the Stade de France to watch the football friendly between the two countries which France won 3-2.

Standing alongside Theresa May after talks in Paris, he said: "Until the negotiations come to an end, of course there is always the possibility to re-open the door".

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The United Kingdom past year held a referendum in which Britons voted by a 52-48 percent margin to leave the European Union, the first member state ever to do so.

On Tuesday, Michel Barnier, the EC's chief Brexit negotiator, also urged for talks to start "very quickly" because "time is passing, and we have to work to the timeline fixed by the treaty", adding that he could not "negotiate with myself".

British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke at a press conference earlier this week before she met with French President Emmanuel Macron during her first trip overseas since the 2017 British general election.

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Before the election May had proposed a clean break from the European Union, involving a withdrawal from Europe's single market, but now weakened with a minority government, some in her party are calling for a more business-friendly approach.

He told reporters outside 10 Downing Street at the time that "an exit is an exit".

May's team will resume talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on a deal to secure their support in parliament after the 60-year-old leader failed to win an outright majority in last week's election - a vote she called expecting to strengthen her position.

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In parallel, the Elysee Palace announced in a statement that Macron held a phone conversation with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, adding that they agreed to boost their counter-terrorism cooperation and continue efforts to restore peace and stability in Libya and Mali. Britain has suffered deadly terrorist attacks in the past few months, the most recent being the London Bridge car-ramming and stabbing attack.