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The UK takes part to the European elections

the UK takes part to the European elections. The Vice-head of government, David Lidington, announced on Tuesday in the British television. Even in the case of an agreement, the Brexit is the time "unfortunately", the necessary documents to make such an agreement before the election on may 23. To can may ratify.

After the two-time postponement of the EU-leaving London had intended to bring before the election date, an agreement by the Parliament, so that Britain no longer needs to participate in the European elections. This is now off the table. The government will, however, redouble their "efforts", so that the delay of the Brexit "of the round will be as short as possible," said Lidington.

Brexit up to the summer break?

"In the ideal case, we would like to be in a Situation in which the members of the European Parliament not to agree to their mandates in the first place," added the Deputy head of the government. Accordingly, the Brexit should be up to the summer recess of the British Parliament.

The new EU Parliament is constituted on 2. July. The summer break of the British Parliament starts on the 20. July. In order to achieve the target of "hard work and a willingness to compromise" for all parties Involved is necessary, said Lidington. The European election takes place over several days at the end of may, in the United Kingdom on the 23. In may, in Germany and other countries on 26. May. The participation of the British people for the EU's problems.

No reduction of the EU-Parliament
With views of the originally in March provided for Brexit, the EU countries decided to actually a reduction in the size of the Parliament. Instead of 751 MEPs 705 representatives of the people from the 27 EU States days should be there in the future. The British remain on the inaugural session of the new Parliament on may 2. July also, the reduction only once. The UK would have to until his final exit more 73 seats in the EU Parliament. Only after the Brexit, it would then shrink as planned.

Other EU-members in the queue
27 of the 73 British seats have been distributed by the downsizing decision already on other EU member States, which would thereby, after the European elections more seats in the Parliament. The British remain about the beginning of July, would have chosen these deputies from countries such as France or Belgium, could not but take up their mandate. You would have to wait until the final Leaving date, if the British members of Parliament vacate their seats.

costs
More MP at the cost of more. According to the decision of the last Brexit summit, the British up to a maximum of 31. October stay. According to the EU-budget politician Ingeborg Gräßle (CDU), this would since the original Brexit-date on the 29. March cost of 21 million Euro. Each additional year would beat Grässle, with 36.3 million euros to beech. The British, you will remain a paying more into the EU budget and to bear the costs de facto.

British to elect a new Commission President
For many EU representatives it is also problematic that members of a country that actually wants to escape, could vote in July, the new President of the EU Commission. He needed the votes of a majority of the members of the Parliament. The British members of Parliament, they had almost ten percent of the votes with considerable influence on the occupation of the powerful post until the year 2024, although the Union itself will return soon, likely to the back.

strengthening the EU-critical forces
the legislative work of the Parliament could take in such a scenario, first of all, a completely different direction. With the British representatives in the Parliament, which is due, the election is likely to see increasing number of Europe would increase-sceptic MEPs, experts warn of the Brussels European Policy Centre (EPC). This could have "adverse consequences for the balance of power" in Parliament. (red/afp)

Created: 07.05.2019, 16:37 PM

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