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France's Macron urges Johnson to discuss Brexit proposals with EU

French President Emmanuel Macron pictured before a meeting at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on July 22, 2019.
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French President Emmanuel Macron urged Boris Johnson to engage in discussions swiftly with the EU's chief negotiator, during a Sunday telephone call in which the British prime minister outlined his latest Brexit proposals, an Elysee official said.

"Boris Johnson presented his latest proposals," the official said. "The President told him that the negotiations should continue swiftly with Michel Barnier's team in coming days, in order to evaluate at the end of the week whether a deal is possible that respects European Union principles."