In everyday life, delays can be annoying, in politics you can sometimes have a signal effect. As of Monday afternoon, it is known that the British Prime Minister Theresa May will fly in the short term, to Strasbourg, to speak in the EU Parliament with Jean-Claude Juncker, is set to the time-frame is quite tight. 21 at the interview with the EU Commission President for 22:30 is scheduled to Meet with Parliament President Antonio Tajani.
But, quickly, it is clear that this time will not be a part of the plan. May be negotiated for more than two hours with Juncker. And the longer the journalists in the press room, the two wait, the more is felt: So much movement was there long in the Brexit talks. Hours earlier, the Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke had Rasmussen on Twitter about London's stubbornness complained: "It is difficult to reach out to someone that has both hands in the Trouser pockets."
Now, Juncker and EU negotiators Michel Barnier, apparently, everything, to accommodate a politically-hinged May, as far as possible. Because the goal is the same: resignation of the contract is to be prevented by the lower house adopted and a chaotic "No Deal"-Brexit. And less than 24 hours before Tuesday's scheduled vote in the House of Commons you will be presented with Juncker then, shortly before midnight, in fact, a package of three documents to the delicate issue of a Backstop.
"Alternative solutions" and a right of action against a Backstop-Blockade
The head of the European Commission speaks as the first and makes clear how the EU-27 watch, the catch-all solution for Northern Ireland: "It is not more and not less is insurance. We do not have to use this, just like insurance companies best not to." The Backstop is to bind to Northern Ireland permanently to the EU internal market and to avoid border controls on the island of Ireland, if the EU-27 and London agreement, some by the end of 2020 to free trade. The fragile peace is to be respected and a renewed slide into civil war be prevented. However, Northern Ireland would be treated so differently than the Rest of the United Kingdom.
In the eyes of Brexit-a Hardliner to the Backstop carries with it the danger that Brussels will take the British people for an indefinite period of time "hostage" and caught might hold. Neither the EU Commission nor the member States, the proposal that he had Juncker and EU Council President Donald Tusk assured the beginning of the year in a letter – but this did not prevent may's devastating defeat in the lower house. Now, Juncker explained is held in a "legally binding" additional document, that the United Kingdom can call a court of arbitration, if the EU think the UK permanently in the Backstop "trapped" (in theory, this legal action also applies to the EU-27).
Whether this assurance is sufficient to sceptical Tory MPs and the Northern Irish DUP, is still completely open. Both sides have also agreed to find up to the end of the planned Transition period by the end of 2020, the so-called "alternative technical solutions", the customs controls at the Irish-Northern Irish border to replace it. Experts always emphasize that such technical solutions exist yet. However, this intent statement as a concession to the house of Commons to interpret: There, the deputies had decided a few weeks ago, a majority of the Backstop should be replaced by "alternative solutions".
Passionate Juncker appealed to the British, the front of 105 days negotiated exit contract to agree to, and the speed with which the talks on the future of bilateral relations. The EU-27 would be ready immediately after a "Yes" in the lower house, assured the President of the EU Commission and proclaimed that the respected Frenchman, Michel Barnier, will also manage these negotiations (which is all speculation off the table, that Barnier, Juncker could be followed-up at the top of the EU Commission).
In her speech, Theresa May defended again the contract that you had negotiated in November, because he "achieved all objectives", which are associated with the in June of 2016, by Referendum, decided to exit the EU. Because of the sensitive Backstop issue, the Deal was "not strong" enough and, therefore, in January in the lower house. She was optimistic that sufficient now reached a compromise to allay the concerns. In this Tuesday held a debate you'll explain this "legally-binding Changes to" in more detail.
The conservative Prime Minister stressed that the UK wants to continue to cooperate closely with the "friends and allies" in the EU. Of particular importance now to the judgment of Geoffrey Cox, the legal adviser to the government. Cox was represented in the December of the opinion that the British could remain in the Backstop caught – and so it would have a significant signal effect, if the attorney General would change his judgment.
Corbyn: "members of Parliament must have of this agreement"
is not the arts, The British Opposition, meanwhile, is very fond of Mays Negotiation. Head of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn called on to vote on Tuesday against the withdrawal of the contract. The new agreement contains nothing of what I promised the Prime Minister to the British Parliament: "that is Why MPs should reject this agreement."
From the point of view of the EU-27 and of Commission President Juncker's another " no " would be a huge mistake. You owe it to the story to bring the Brexit in an orderly way on the stage, Juncker said. The Brussels ' willingness to compromise has limits, clarifies the Passage, which of the Luxembourg recite in English: "We have long negotiated. The negotiations were difficult. We are by the meter, and sometimes millimeter by millimeter received to each other. I am firmly convinced that the agreement we have made today, is the only way." And in the brief question and answer session Juncker increases the pressure on the 650 members of the house of Commons: "There will be no new negotiations."
at Exactly one Minute before midnight, the press conference is over. During May and the British Delegation brought to the fore by the stairs to the exit, to fly back to London, squeeze Juncker and other top diplomats from the EU-Commission in a glass Elevator and disappear from there in the strass Burger night. In the coming hours, you can track all just as in London, debated and voted on – the anxious watching and Waiting continues. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 12.03.2019, 06:59 PM