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‘Positive noises’: EU hoping for better relations with UK under Sunak

By Jennifer Rankin

07 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

In recent years, the relationship between the EU and the UK has been tumultuous - to say the least. Could Rishi Sunak's premiership be a turning point? Discover insights from The Guardian.

The arrival of Rishi Sunak in 10 Downing Street has lifted EU hopes of a long-awaited improvement in relations with the UK, but no one is banking on a breakthrough.

EU leaders knew little of Britain’s latest prime minister, who was elected to parliament only in 2015 and never held a senior ministerial role while the UK was a member of the EU. Despite Sunak’s record as an unwavering Brexit supporter in 2016, so far, the mood music is promising.

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