The plan would replace the backstop with a free trade agreement and technological methods for keeping the Irish border open after Brexit.
In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prepares to shake hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, before their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
European Union sources aired frustration with Britain's stance on Brexit, saying Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay brought no new proposals to the table when he was last in Brussels on Monday for talks with the bloc's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. It is willing to discuss other ways to find a compromise, but has challenged London to come up with concrete proposals.
"Further talks will be held this week to see whether a way through can be found that would gain the broadest possible support in the UK Parliament and respect the guidelines agreed by the European Council".
He also rejected the proposal of a backstop with a time limit: "As the PM eloquently explained herself when she was advocating for the backstop - an insurance policy that can be cancelled at the time when you most need it, is not an insurance policy at all". (AAP) Donald Tusk has slammed those who campaigned for Brexit. But if no Brexit deal is agreed to by the British parliament, that risks a chaotic departure that could be costly to both sides - both to businesses and ordinary people.
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The uncertainty has already led many firms to shift some operations overseas, stockpile goods or defer investment decisions.
Speaking to a gathering of British manufacturers and exporters on Tuesday, U.K. Business Secretary Greg Clark said fears about customs barriers and logistics delays were an "unacceptable" reality.
"It is clear that leaving the European Union without a deal would deliver a damaging short-term shock and would undermine our future prosperity and security - and in my view that would represent a betrayal of the promises about Brexit that were made during the referendum campaign".
The compromise, which was drawn up by MPs from both the Leave and Remain wings of the Tory Party, is seen by many Brexiteers as a means to get rid of the backstop arrangements, which they fear will subject the United Kingdom to European Union rules indefinitely after withdrawal.
Barroso said Tuesday that the bloc would likely accept a request to the extension to sort out the details of departure.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says there are not enough signs of progress on Brexit to expect his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday will be productive.