BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is ready and not afraid of a no-deal Brexit, a spokesman for the EU executive said on Wednesday, ahead of a summit of EU leaders devoted to deciding on Britain’s exit from the bloc.
“While a no deal withdrawal will cause disruption and is not desirable, the EU is fully prepared for it,” European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a daily briefing.
“This is not our desired outcome but we are not afraid of it. We are prepared.”
Reporting by Alastair MacDonald and Clare Roth; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel; editing by Philip Blenkinsop