UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The European Commission is ready to continue negotiations with the United Kingdom on Brexit, the sooner the country submits its specific proposals, the better it is to have an organized withdrawal of the country from the union on October 31 this year, said EC spokeswoman.
Great Britain should leave the EU on October 31. The original Brexit date was postponed from March 29 due to the fact that the British Parliament rejected the agreement on the terms of “divorce” three times. Without this agreement, the country will “toughly” withdraw from the union, which portends very unpleasant economic events, because from that moment on, all EU legislative provisions will have to stop applying to the country.
This agreement was worked out in difficult negotiations with the EU by the government of Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned amid failures with Brexit. The stumbling block in the agreement was and remains the provisions on the border with Ireland: the British authorities want changes to the provisions of the agreement on this topic, the European Commission refuses to revise the text of the agreement.
“The sooner (Britain will submit its proposals – Ed.), The better, because our working assumption is that Brexit should be held on October 31, and that this should happen with a deal (with a divorce agreement ratified by Britain and the European Parliament” “- Ed.), this is our preferred scenario. And for this to happen, of course, the sooner we see a working proposal, the better,” she said.
“We will participate (in negotiations – ed.) With the UK constructively on any specific proposals that they may have and which are compatible with the separation agreement,” Andreeva also said.
The day before, EC President Jean-Claude Juncker had a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Juncker noted the issue of the Irish border, emphasizing that the EU will continue to be very attentive to the interests of Ireland remaining in the union.
On Wednesday in Brussels, technical consultations of Johnson adviser David Frost are held with representatives of the European Commission, which in the EU is responsible for developing the conditions for the Brexit.
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