According to the displacement of the Brexit vote in the British Parliament, the EU wants to talk to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May about a possible. EU President Donald Tusk called on Monday for a Brexit-a summit on Thursday, to be held in the margins of the regular summit of the heads of state and government in Brussels.
There will be no renegotiations of the Brexit-the agreement, made it clear Tusk. However, the EU is ready to talks about, "how the British ratification can be facilitated". At the same time, should be spoken at the Meeting about the preparation of a hard British EU-exit without an agreement. "Time is running out," warned Tusk.
A spokeswoman for the German government said on Monday evening, the Initiative now lay with the British. "It is now a matter for the British government to explain to its European partners how it intends to further action," said the spokeswoman.
Shortly thereafter, it became known that the British Prime Minister Theresa May is to travel on Tuesday to Meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. It will go to the Brexit, informed the office of the Prime Minister. Also May want to speak to in The Hague with the Dutch head of government Mark Rutte.
the President of The British house of Commons, announced Tuesday an urgent debate on the postponement of the vote for the Brexit Treaty with the EU. Previously, the British Prime Minister in May had announced to postpone Tuesday's scheduled vote in the house of Commons about the Brexit agreement with the EU.
held on Monday afternoon in a speech before the deputies. Initially, it was unclear when the vote instead, is to be held. "The agreement would have been rejected by a considerable majority", Theresa May said before the British Parliament to justify. A defeat could lead to Mays as head of government.
especially, the resistance in the Parliament against the so-called Backstop in the Brexit agreement was crucial, said May. This provision is intended to prevent between the British Northern Ireland and the EU Ireland after the Brexit again, border controls will be introduced.
May want to discuss prior to the EU summit at the end of the week with their counterparts from the EU and the tips of the EU Commission and the European Council, the "clear concerns" of Parliament. From the EU side, it had been on Monday but the clear message that there will be no renegotiation of the agreement.
preparations for hard Brexit accelerated
A successful Brexit would require compromises on all sides, says May. Neither the supporters of a second referendum, the proponents of remaining in the single market, yet the proponents of a disordered Brexits were in the majority. In view of the situation, the government is speeding up preparations for a hard Brexit.
The Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the British Prime Minister of cowardice, because she wanted to postpone the parliamentary vote on the Brexit Treaty. The agreement must be reported immediately to the house of Commons for the vote, so that they can be rejected, she says.
foreign Minister Maas reacts cautiously
German foreign Minister Heiko Maas responded cautiously to the the British government requested renegotiations of the Brexit Treaty. It have taken a lot of effort and months of negotiations, the EU and the UK have agreed on the withdrawal of the contract, says Maas in Brussels. "I don't see at the Moment, what should change."
The British labour Minister Rudd, the Prime Minister May not see the end. On the journalists question whether Mays-Brexit Deal and as a head of government at the end of said Rudd: "I don't agree with."
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has made the UK a close relationship for the case of a hard Brexit. The UK should leave the EU without an agreement, "I am very confident that we will continue to have a special relationship" - including the trade, said Pompeo on Monday, the conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. The USA and the UK worked together now "incredibly close on all fronts".More about
European court of justice in the UK Brexit without EU approval
U.S. President Donald Trump stop as a staunch opponent of multilateral agreements had already practiced at the end of November, sharp criticism of the between London and Brussels negotiated a divorce agreement. The contract could provide as a possible obstacle to the projected U.S.-British trade agreement, Trump said. The US President sympathizes with the Brexit-hard-liners in the UK who want a clear break with the EU. (AFP, Reuters, dpa)