European Union pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

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He said: "Everybody shared the view that while there are positive elements in the Chequers proposal, the suggested framework for economic co-operation will not work, not least because it is undermining the single market".

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said negotiations on the Brexit withdrawal deal needed to be ramped up after British prime minister Theresa May told European leaders Chequers was the only route to a deal.

Meanwhile, PM May is promising Ireland that it will not see a "hard border" with Britain, though PM May is also warning that she too is not afraid to see a hard exit from the European Union, bringing the round-table discussions in Salzburg to a rough standstill as both sides throw around the concept of a hard-Brexit as more of a negotiating tactic than an outright threat.

After what she described as a "frank" meeting with Mr Tusk, Mrs May - who was not present at yesterday's lunch -insisted that the plan drawn up at her country residence in July remains "the only serious and credible proposition on the table" for resolving the issue of the Irish border.

President Macron also said Mrs May's proposals for a soft Brexit, with the United Kingdom tied all the bloc's rules on goods, was not good enough and implied it could harm the integrity of the bloc.

"If we feel that we are able to finalise and formalise our deal in November, I will call this extraordinary meeting, but not as an emergency but as a punchline of effective negotiations before October and during our October EU council meeting", he said.

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However, leader said afterwards there had been no progress on Brexit and.

Pro-EU politicians don't like the Chequers plan either, saying it will cut the U.K.'s vast services sector out of the EU's single market.

But Mrs May faced calls to hold a second referendum amid warnings about the risk of a no-deal Brexit as leaders gathered in Salzburg to discuss the EU's next move in the negotiations.

May faces a fight with angry Conservatives at her party's conference in 10 days.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said there was "a lot of work to do" before the bloc could agree a political declaration on trade, which Britain wants as part of the final Brexit divorce.

Sterling slid around more than half a cent against the dollar after the report to a low of $1.3098 before edging slightly higher to last trade at $1.313.

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The negotiation of Brexit could be tough in October as European Union and Britain are both defending their positions.

Her comments, however, put her at odds with Treasury Minister Mel Stride, a top Tory in the current government, who told Sky News just hours beforehand that MPs could possibly trigger a new vote if they reject May's "Chequers" plan, which proposes close post-Brexit ties between the European Union and the UK.

May tried to take the setback in her step, welcoming clarity on the deadline for a deal and promising to bring forward new plans on how to avoid a hard border in Ireland.

"We need to compromise on both sides", said Tusk, highlighting the importance of the October 18-19 summit in Brussels.

"We're ready for that eventuality, should it occur".

"We will propose today an extraordinary summit in November and if the member states support this, it will happen".

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Future ties Despite continued hopes of a deal, both sides are also preparing for the possibility that Britain stumbles into a chaotic and damaging break-up.

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