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The EU summit is considering Brexit-shift

The EU heads of state and heads of government to discuss a Brexit-displacement of just under two months until the 22. May 2019. This date was referred to the AFP information on Thursday, in a draft Declaration of the EU summit. Had not decided the date yet, but it was said to be from well-informed circles. The 27 heads of state and government deliberated over the proposal.

a condition of the EU for a final agreement to a postponement of the date for the 29. March planned Brexit , the British house of Commons in the coming week, the negotiated exit of the contract agrees to. This was, however, already been rejected twice by the British Parliament.

The thing with the European elections

British Prime Minister Theresa May had on Wednesday to a shift of the Brexit from the 29. March 30. June asked. This is opposed by many EU governments, but to resistance, because of the appointment until after the European elections of 23. to 26. May is. To her, the UK would have to participate then, although it is withdrawal from the EU.

"Because the United Kingdom has no intention, elections to the European Parliament to stop, no extension beyond this date is possible," it says in the draft of the summit conclusions to date 22. May. The summit would not approve of, therefore, also a document with assurances from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in May from mid-March, formally.

This legal appreciation, it could allow you to May, according to diplomats, the exit agreement to the house again. This had been rejected by the lower house speaker John Bercow this week, because, according to the Parliament's rules could not be re-voted on an unmodified template.

at the same time, the summit calls according to the draft Declaration, the preparations for a disordered Brexit continue. Appropriate emergency measures should be driven "at all levels", say it in the Text.

Video: The chronicle of the Brexit An Overview: From the first thoughts of a Brexit vote up to the failed Brexit-applications of Theresa May. (Video: AFP/Reuters) (fal/afp)

Created: 21.03.2019, 19:10 PM

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