Italian prime minister urges EU to hold firm on Brexit

ROME — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has a message for the EU’s exhausted Brexit negotiators: “Don’t give a millimeter.” 

With negotiations between the UK and EU teams in deadlock over the remaining sticking points, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is flying to Brussels on Wednesday to meet EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an attempt to break the impasse. 

Briefing parliament ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels starting Thursday, Conte said that EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and von der Leyen

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