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Theresa May slaps down demands by the EU that the Brexit negotiations are conducted in French (Telegraph News)

Mis à jour : 21 Oct 2016

The Telegraph News
By Laura Hughes, Political Correspondent
21 October 2016 • 3:27pm
Theresa May slaps down demands by the EU that the Brexit negotiations are conducted in French
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Mr Barnier was on Friday reported to have demanded that EU and British officials conduct all major Brexit talks in French, in what was seen as an attempt to humiliate Mrs May at her first Brussels summit.

Asked about his view, Mrs May said: "We will conduct the negotiations in the way that means we are going to get the right deal for Britain."

Aides made clear that Mrs May will refuse any attempt by the EU to use French during the negotiations. Minutes after Mrs May's angry response, Mr Barnier tweeted that he is yet to decide in which language the negotiation will be conducted.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was no official language for the Brexit talks and "everybody is allowed to speak their own language".

Shortly after Mrs May's press conference, Mr Barnier said the "linguistic regime" would be set at the start of the negotiations.

He tweeted: 'Never expressed myself on negotiation language. Work as often in EN as FR. Linguistic regime to be set at start-to be agreed btw negotiators."
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