At the special summit in Brussels, the heads of state votes – and the heads of government for the United Kingdom negotiated exit contract. Thus, it enters into force, it must Theresa May obtain first the consent of the British Parliament. Among other things, Jean-Claude Juncker in his Statement to the deputies on the other side of the English channel. the Matthias Kolb, Brussels Matthias Kolb
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follow at 10:33 the redemptive message comes. Via Twitter, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, announced: “The EU-27 in support of the exit agreement, as well as the political Declaration about the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom.”
EU27 has endorsed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future EU-UK relations.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) February 25, 2018
a Little more than a half-hour of state-required and government leaders for their discussions, agreed to then all of Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who had only taken on the eve of the special summit of his veto threat because of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.
on arrival in front of the Council building had already been formulated by EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, the goal. “This agreement is a necessary step to build trust between the UK and the EU,” said the man, for months and often until late into the night with his Team for the EU-27 with the British Delegation had negotiated. He stressed that the relationship even after the British withdrawal from the European Union on 29. March 2019 closely will be: “We will remain allies, partners and friends.”
Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the EU Commission, called the planned withdrawal of the UK a “tragedy”, and also met with the General mood on this misty November day in Brussels. Juncker spoke of a “best possible contract” and sent an important message to the other side of the English channel: The 585 pages of comprehensive and legally binding exit agreement will not unravel, even if someone is found other than Theresa May in Downing Street 10 and the governed.
Just as the Dutch government argued Rutte chef Mark. He called the agreement “the Maximum that we can achieve”. It should be clear that there is a “here today, no winners. No one wins, we all lose. But, given the environment, that is acceptable.” Similar had already expressed its opinion, Donald Tusk, in his letter of invitation.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May defended the exit agreement. This was the “only Deal”. The agreement will give your country to control the borders, the money and the laws. The agreement will give the economy security. A second Referendum is granted a cancellation. She announced that the British Parliament will vote before Christmas on the Brexit agreement.
So it goes on after the summit
Now, May in London has to fight to get to the house of Commons a majority in favour of the agreement. In the case of a “no” is also not ruled out a second vote at the beginning of 2019. After a “Yes” from London would have to agree, after the expected approval by the European Parliament formally, the European Council for a second Time the termination agreement and the political Declaration. Between the 30. March 2019 and 31. December 2020, would change very little: the UK must keep more to the rules of the internal market and its contributions to pay – but the government from London is not allowed to have a say.
May advertise in a letter to the Nation for Brexit-agreement
The agreement to respect the outcome of the Brexit referendum. It was created in the “national interest”, and to both opponents and supporters of leaving the EU. more …
For these 21 months have made both sides, a “comprehensive and ambitious” free trade agreement. If this is not successful, could be extended to the transitional phase – to a maximum of until the end of 2022. This seems unlikely: The discussions with Canada on the Ceta agreement lasted several years and such a trade agreement must consent to it in each of the 27 EU member States. For the case of a failure of the infamous Backstop is planned; a catch-all solution to prevent, on the border between the EU-state of Ireland and the United Kingdom of Northern Ireland to strict controls.
This, so the fear, could be closely interwoven economies on the island of Ireland paralyze and the fragile peace compromise, which is backed up by the good Friday agreement of 1998. The British want to find other solutions, because according to Backstop your country would be associated in a customs Union with the EU, while Northern Ireland still have to follow all the EU regulations. Sounds complicated? It will be also, because in addition to the Northern Ireland question also solutions for fishing quotas, and many other policy fields have to be found.
formulated The hope in Brussels: cooperation with London remains as closely as possible
The political Declaration, which is not unlike the exit agreement legally binding, as the goal of an “ambitious partnership” based on more than four decades of UK membership of the EU. For the EU citizens in the UK, and the British, the States live in EU and have a family, should change as little as possible. For “short visits” to visa-free travel possible and to avoid discrimination.
in Addition to means the United Kingdom remains in EU programmes for science, education (particularly the Erasmus programme for students) and youth and the promotion of culture to participate – the “fair and reasonable financial contributions” have yet to be negotiated. A close cooperation will be sought in the Foreign and security policy, as well as in the fight against terrorism and cyber threats.