Italy insisted the European Union shouldn’t pull out of trade talks with the U.K. despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to renege on parts of the Brexit divorce accord. Vincenzo Amendola, Italy’s minister for European affairs, said in an interview that “it is in everyone’s interest to reach an accord,” adding that the global economic crisis added an extra incentive to establish a basis for cooperation with the U.K. on trade, security and other issues. We are tough negotiators but also we are working to find a way out, always,” Amendola, of the center-left Democratic Party, said at his Rome office on Tuesday. He said Italy would “absolutely not” consider pulling out of the negotiations. […] Our friends in London must realize that Europe is united,” said Amendola, 46, adding that Italy would always fully support Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator.
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