UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, said he would not ask for a postponement of Brexit.
“The Prime Minister confirmed that he will not ask for postponement of Brexit deadlines and will withdraw the country from the European Union on October 31. The leaders agreed to intensify the discussion and conduct daily meetings of negotiators,” said the official representative of the office of the British Prime Minister.
The European Commission (EC) said following a meeting between Juncker and Johnson that the EU has not yet received proposals from the UK to reach an agreement on the conditions for the kingdom to leave the community as part of a deal that Brussels and London approved on November 25, 2018. At the same time, in an official statement, the EC emphasizes its willingness to work 24/7.
On September 13, Junker called the UK ’s planned exit from the EU the culmination of a continental tragedy. According to him, Brexit without a deal will lead to chaos both in the United Kingdom and on the continent, and it will take years to streamline everything. At the same time, according to him, it is impossible to restart negotiations with London on a deal.
On September 9, the law on postponing Britain’s exit from the European Union came into force . According to the document, London will ask the EU to postpone Brexit for three months, until January 31, 2020, if London and Brussels do not make a deal on the conditions for future cooperation by October 19.
At the moment, the situation around Brexit is at an impasse due to the fact that the British Parliament is opposed to the agreement with the EU in its current form, but also categorically against the “hard” Brexit. The EU refuses to resume negotiations and revise the agreement. At the same time, the prime minister insists that Britain will leave the EU at the indicated time in any case.
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