Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, made the following comments on Brexit during a speech at the Plenary Session of the European Committee of the Regions held on 10 October – State of Union- the view of the regions:
We hear from London that the UK Government is preparing for a “no-deal” scenario.
I would like to say very clearly that the EU is not working on such a scenario.
We are negotiating in good faith and we still hope that the so-called “sufficient progress” will be possible by December.
However, if it turns out that the talks continue at a slow pace, and that sufficient progress hasn’t been reached, then together with our UK friends, we will have to think about where we are heading.