1 Mar One of the EU's most senior leaders has said all member states will accept the first draft of the Brexit withdrawal treaty published on Wednesday, amid furore in Westminster over the EU's plan for avoiding a hard border on Ireland. Donald Tusk, the European council president, said he was “absolutely sure. The era of absolutism, exemplified by the "Sun King" Louis XIV Bourbon of France, marks the rise of rulers throughout Europe who had absolute power over their nations. Mercantilism became the primary form of economy of the day, and the issue of religion disappeared in European wars, now replaced by the issue of the. 1 Mar Tusk said today he was 'absolutely sure' the bloc's members would accept a draft treaty for Brexit that has stirred anger in London over its provisions for Northern Ireland.