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Reaching for the reset button.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, has called for a calmer tone to Brexit negotiations, noting that otherwise, they could become “impossible”.

The talks are “difficult enough”, he tweeted on Thursday. “If emotions get out of hand, they’ll become impossible.”

The comments come after relations between the UK and EU became significantly frostier this week, with UK prime minister Theresa May suggesting that EU politicians and officials have been working together to undermine the general election in June.

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‘Sensational insinsuation’, ‘dangerous rhetoric’: The European press on May’s speech

‘Eztraordinary’ or ‘electrifying’: How the UK press responded

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