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Background: The three additional explanations for the Brexit

Three additional declarations to convince the British members of Parliament, the controversial Brexit-agreement to accept. An Overview of the additional represe

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Background: The three additional explanations for the Brexit

Three additional declarations to convince the British members of Parliament, the controversial Brexit-agreement to accept. An Overview of the additional representations has the Prime Minister May with the EU.

"Complement, not change" - this is the legal magic formula, have been found to both sides for a dramatic staged a Last-Minute breakthrough. The nocturnal unification of Strasbourg, of the finished, nearly 600 pages long Brexit Treaty, get three more attachments , to dispel the concerns of the hardliners in the British house of Commons permanently.

The actual Text, the Prime Minister May, and the 27 remaining member States of the EU already in November remains unchanged,. Nonetheless, may convey to the Parliament in Westminster now halfway credible, they fought to the last for a fair Deal and has wrested from the opposite side, as promised, and a further legally binding Commitments. The EU is, in turn, stayed in your negotiation line, the laboriously reached exit agreements not to reopen.

"Backstop" restricted

The most important of the three documents, which May and Juncker have agreed, is a kind of guarantee statement - in-the bureaucrats in Brussels-speech "Joint legal Instrument" - designed specifically for the "Backstop", the controversial catch-all solution for Northern Ireland. The clause is intended to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland, by the whole of the UK will remain even after the expiry of the agreed Transition period for so long in the customs Union, until a better solution is found.

In the new Text, both pages make it clear again that it is the Backstop to a pure re-insurance measure in favour of peace in Ireland, only in case of emergency and for a short time. And, as Theresa May, the is not used to chains in the United Kingdom, against his will, and for the EU stresses.

Should arise in the forthcoming negotiations on the future of relations, for example, the impression is that the 27 EU States delaying an economic agreement and not according to "good Faith" act, then London would have the right to a joint-studded arbitration call and in the end of the agreement. In addition, sharing the goal of no later than the end of 2020, a regulation which makes the unloved "Backstop" is superfluous.

political impact

The second, less sensitive document is intended to complement the so-called "Political Declaration", the approximately 30-page Text, in which both sides outline their future partnership. Here, the parties to the contract, commit to start as soon as possible with the elaboration of a free trade agreement and the talks to be concluded swiftly. Even so, the skeptical minds should be appeased on the island, the fear of long and tough negotiations.

A one-sided, only by the British formulated a Protocol note to the Brexit Treaty finally completed the formula of compromise. The government in London once again stressed that they are not in a customs Union with the EU force and immediately from the agreement will draw, if its effects are contrary to the national interests, or should the talks fail.

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