A final decision on the EU position in the Brexitfrågan was supposed to be delivered during a joint press conference with European council president Donald Tusk and EUROPEAN commission ditto Jean-Claude Juncker at 19: 00, but it was very delayed.
At 23.15 announced Tusk that the meeting was over and that the countries come to a common decision. Half an hour later, he and Juncker confirm that the EU has decided on the two-step solution as an earlier leaked draft recommended:
, which would otherwise have taken place on 29 march, at the latest on may 22. It is subject to the british parliament approves the utträdesavtalet next week. But it would be a no in the vote, for a third time, the british still had two weeks of deferral to the april 12.
" Until then, all options remain open. The british government must still choose between an agreement, no agreement, a long extension or to cancel the utträdesprocessen, says Donald Tusk at the press conference.
had previously asked for a deferral to June 30, which according to her is the last date of the Uk would be able to leave without having to participate in the EUROPEAN elections on 23 may.
According to Donald Tusk, he has met Theresa May several times during the evening to ensure that the scenarios discussed would be accepted by the united kingdom.
– And I am happy to say that we agree on this, he says at the press conference.
a private press conference, where she reiterated their invitations to the members of the house of commons.
"today's decision (from the EU), underlined the importance of parliament approves utträdesavtalet, so that we can leave in an orderly manner," she says.
In an earlier draft that Reuters took note of during the afternoon there was the option with the april 12, not with, only the conditional extension to the may 22.
discussed several different options, there are also other dates in may and april and to the end of the year was mentioned. However, continued under the condition, that the parliament approved the utträdesavtalet.
A high-ranking EU source stated to DN to the option in the middle of april in particular was in the news when it was considered to be the limit for when the Uk would be able to prepare a participation in the EUROPEAN elections. It also says Donald Tusk at the press conference.
– On april 12, is a key dates relating the current taken by the Uk if they are to keep the EU-elections or not. Have they not decided at the time lost the possibility of a longer extension.
think of the EU summit came up with a good solution, based on the conditions. The driving force among the leaders continued to avoid the Uk leaving without a contract, " he says.
" It would give major problems for companies, and hence our exports. There are large economic values at stake. It is about the medications, the permit to fly, a variety of issues that must be resolved. But we can also not exclude that there could be a disorderly exit, " he says to TT.
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