Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready for the scenario of not reaching an agreement unless the European Union is prepared to change its trade policy with Britain.
Britain's PM Boris Johnson will talk to EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday as both sides blame each other for blocking progress in post-Brexit trade talks ahead of a key EU summit
Macron has spoken out resolutely against Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Therefore, he called for an informal summit of the southern EU countries on Thursday.
EU leaders have started on the delicate task of filling key European posts, launching a diplomatic "Game of Thrones" sure to be filled with feuds, betrayals and last minute plot twists.
A row over how the European Union should deal with migrants crossing the Mediterranean has heated up in recent weeks, even though their number has declined sharply since 2015.
Spain is not the only EU country that does not recognize Kosovo's independence - Greece, Cyprus, Slovakia and Romania also non-recognizers, however, their leaders will still attend the summit.