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Brexit-special summit: the British on the ejector seat

The special EU summit could agree to an extension of the Brexit-deferral. But in Brussels by The heads of government are out of patience.

An uncontrolled withdrawal of Britain from the EU is increasingly unlikely. The draft of the summit Declaration provides for no date. A Brexit at the end of the year seems to be currently, however, the most likely variant, to which the 27 EU some governments today, says ARD-correspondent, Gudrun angel. "You can assume that the hard Brexit on the 12. April will not come."

"ejector seat"clause, provided

According to summit draft of the UK could leave before the end of the new Brexit-appointment, when the ratification of the withdrawal agreement. The leaving date would be flexible.

The distrust, however, seems to be large: Belgium calls for an automatic termination in the UK, if it was contrary, during the extension phase, against the interests of the European Union. Needed great clarity is "" about how Britain will act at that time, said, the Belgian head of government, Charles Michel, the radio station Bel RTL. It spoke of "conditions" that result in non-compliance with "automatically to the end of the presence in Britain within the EU".

The extension could not serve the purpose, "the proper Functioning of the Union institutions is undermined," according to AFP information in the draft of the summit Declaration. Here is an "ejector seat"clause is not already provided for, if the United Kingdom participates in the European elections end of may. The country would then 1. June automatically from the EU withdrawal.

Gudrun Engel, ARD Brussels, about the options for Brexit special summit
tagesschau24 11:30 PM, 10.04.2019

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