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Thread by @LeopoldTraugott: "As the UK pores over the government's no-deal notices, let's have a look at how all of this is seen on the EU side. Running thread ( ) on re […]" #Brexit

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As the UK pores over the government's no-deal notices, let's have a look at how all of this is seen on the EU side.

Running thread (👇) on reactions & commentary from EU media, industry groups, politicians, etc.
German centre-left @SZ sees today's no-deal publications as partly “a threat to make the EU accommodate London in the [Brexit] negotiations.”

Writes that Theresa May uses "fear as a weapon", also against opponents within her own party.
zeit.de/wirtschaft/201…
Also Austrian daily @derStandardat writes that the UK government “has recognised that such a [no-deal] scenario can help her to exert pressure on the EU.”

Goes on to warn that “much would become more difficult for EU citizens” under a no-deal scenario. derstandard.at/2000085912487/…
In another article in the @SZ, their correspondent warns that “such a messy [no-deal] Brexit would be an economic and political catastrophe – for the EU, but especially for Great Britain.” sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/cha…
.@SZ correspondent goes on to joke that today's no-deal warning are "reminiscent of naïve efforts during the Cold War, when governments gave citizens practical advice on how to survive a nuclear war.” (h/t @marta_vokshi) sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/cha…
German business magazine @wiwo sees in the UK gov's notices a "British wishlist for a no-deal Brexit" - with the "top priority to keep the status quo in certain sectors for another 2 to 3 years, even without an agreement." wiwo.de/politik/europa…
oops, not @SZ but @zeitonline this one!
French @leFigaro sees the UK government's no-deal #Brexit briefings as an "attempt to instil a certain degree of stoicism into its citizens, in case the negotiations end in failure."

"The WW2 slogan 'keep calm & carry on' has not yet been invoked."

lefigaro.fr/international/…
Spanish centre-right @larazon_es writes that the UK is preparing itself for the "Brexit War."

It warns, "The scenario of a Brexit without agreement no longer looks so remote or so outlandish. It's possible."

larazon.es/internacional/…
Spanish @abc_es isn't impressed with what it sees as hidden motives of the UK no-deal notices:

"This report is not aimed at the British, but is a tactic aimed at putting pressure on EU negotiators, preparing the ground for blaming them for the negative consequences [of no deal]"
Also Swiss @NZZ warns that "this threatening posture doesn't really work."

"The louder they [UK] shout across the English Channel about the dangers of a no-deal scenario, the more wary the British too are becoming."

(h/t @eurotopics_en, also re @abc_es) nzz.ch/meinung/beim-b…
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