EU leaders sit together in Brussels, in terms of Brexit. In the end it will probably be an extension of the deadline, says ARD-correspondent Astrid Corall Interview with tagesschau.de. Now is the time to gain as much time as possible.
tagesschau.de: the UK want a Brexit on the 30. June - this is probably?
Astrid Corall: , It is currently totally unclear which variant of the heads of state and government agree with the heads. There is much to suggest that there will be a longer extension of the deadline - has spoken out, among others, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
tagesschau.de: What speaks against the 30. June?
Corall: If Theresa May has not brought up then, the exit agreement once again by the Parliament, it would have to give in June, a further special summit. The heads of state and government would have to continue to deal intensively with the Brexit. A longer period would give them some air.space and variants
tagesschau.de: Which variant is currently the most probable?
Corall: this is Also difficult to estimate. There is a draft of a final Declaration, in which the period of the desired extension, open left - there is still a space. But there are various options. Of an extension until the end of the year, the speech, the 1 is. March is in the room, and also an extension until the end of 2020 is possible. EU Council President Donald Tusk has proposed a so-called Flex tension. The British would get an extension of up to twelve months. It should be already in the British Parliament, a majority for an exit agreement, you could leave shortly afterwards, the EU, and not the full twelve months would have to remain a member.
tagesschau.de: however, This means that the hard Brexit is off the table?
Corall: Probably, Yes - unless, of course, the summit participants to some of it tonight. Then it looks but.
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lunch magazine, 10.04.2019, Alexander Westermann, ARD London
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