Highlights – EU leaders comments at informal summit in Austria

Highlights – EU leaders comments at informal summit in Austria

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SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – European Union leaders met in Salzburg, Austria, for an off-the-cuff summit to debate migration and Brexit. Beneath are feedback of leaders arriving on Thursday.

European Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker arrives for the casual assembly of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER

ON THE PRESENTATION OF BRITISH PM THERESA MAY ON WEDNESDAY

“It was attention-grabbing, it was well mannered, it was not aggressive. She is doing her job.”

ON BREXIT

“We listened to Teresa Could yesterday, I believe that she advised us the efforts the British authorities did, and at the moment we hearken to Michel Barnier on the totally different factors. I nonetheless imagine that there’s some tough factors. I absolutely imagine that we will discover an settlement.”

“It’s a compromise from either side, it’s not on one aspect.”

AUSTRIAN CHANCELLOR SEBASTIAN KURZ

On Brexit

“You understand that, as earlier than, the approaches are very totally different. However to report one thing optimistic, contained in the room, away from the arduous media statements exterior, I believe either side are conscious that they may solely attain an answer in the event that they transfer in the direction of one another.”

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, Daphne Psaledakis and Jan Strupczewski

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