Next week, march 29, should the Uk leave the EU. The british parliament has, however, not yet approved Brexitavtalet, as the country's government made with the EU in november of last year. Two times have the members of parliament with a large majority, voted down the Theresa Mays proposals.
When she earlier in the week would submit the proposal a third time, said the parliament's president, no. He referred to the fact that it was against the rules to repeatedly submit an unchanged proposal.
have therefore requested a suspension of the Brexit to 30 June. She wants time to negotiate with their parliament and to get an orderly exit from the EU.
– this delay is something I personally regret. But a short extension would give the parliament time to keep the promise from the outcome of the referendum, she said on the way into the meeting.
But the other EU heads of state and government is reluctant to give her an extension until June. From 23 to 26 may be implemented, namely the european parliament Elections in the EU countries. Formally, too, should the Uk implement such a choice if it is still included in the EU, the leaders have been told by legal experts.
" We can't put ourselves in a situation in which the european Parliament is not functioning and has legal legitimacy. We can never risk. It speaks for the may 22, said prime minister Stefan Löfven when he came to the meeting.
Angela Merkel has expressed similar views.
At 19 on Thursday evening, is expected a definite answer on what the EU leaders are agreed on.
At the side of the EU's heads of state and government is also the Uk leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn in Brussels. On Thursday, he met, among others, Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator on the Brexit.
Jeremy Corbyn also participated in a luncheon meeting with several socialist party leader, as the prime minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, and S-tagged EU treat as foreign minister Federica Mogherini, special envoy of foreign affairs.
" I am here to provide party leaders with information for the vote in the british parliament next week. Our priority is to ensure to eliminate the threat of the Uk leaving without a contract and see to it that it does not become a chaotic exit next Friday, said Jeremy Corbyn on the way in to the meeting.
He arrived last of all, possibly because he came with a taxi that got stuck in the traffic while the other had a police escort through the Brussels blocked the streets.
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