The EU wants to propose to great Britain in a hard Leaving without an exit agreement for an emergency budget for 2019, the worst financial implications for both sides of cushion. The UK would have to Deposit from April in the European budget and the EU, for its part, further payments such as for researchers or farmers, said EU budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger. "Practically" of this offer of the EU "a small exit agreement".
Oettinger stressed that the UK, as the previous net contributor in the context of the emergency budget would continue to pay more into the EU budget than it returned to him. "But for that you would avoid for their research institutes for their academics, for their farmers, for their young people is a mess," he said in the budget Committee of the European Parliament. Here must then decide British policy", what is important to her".
Oettinger has not excluded, that the British could reject the EU deal, after a chaotic exit. "Certainly, it also depends on how the atmosphere between London and Brussels," he said. "If the should be poisoned, to reject the hard-liners in London, our offer."
The budget Commissioner reiterated the Position that Britain would be obliged, in any case, by the end of 2020 in the EU budget. Then, the current seven-year EU financial framework, the London has had co-decided ends.
The question of what happens when the British refused to make further payments, after a hard Brexit simply, was "very exciting," said Oettinger in front of the deputies. "Since this is the only international dishes, where you can bring the obligation to pay until the end of 2020 on the action way forward - maybe just the Latest to go to court."
May and Juncker, with a common statement after a "robust" conversation
At a Meeting in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May, the EU agreed Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, new conversations, to pull even before the end of February balance sheet. For the time being, both sides insisted however, on their irreconcilable positions.
May and Juncker noted, however, in a joint statement that they want to continue to work for a regulated Brexit. This applies in particular with a view to both sides desired a close partnership after the Brexit. In spite of all the difficulties, should advise the negotiators, "if a way can be found that finds the widest possible support in the British Parliament and the directives of the European Council respects". May and Juncker wanted to meet before the end of February.
The conversation of the two described the joint statement in a rather undiplomatic as "robust". On Wednesday, European Council President Donald Tusk had caused a verbal attack for outrage in London. He said, on the original Brexit advocates waiting perhaps a "special place in hell" because they had no Plan for exiting the EU.
As a high hurdle for the British ratification of the withdrawal agreement, the so-called Backstop, the agreed guarantee for an open border between the EU-state of Ireland and British Northern Ireland. The EU is insisting, because a division of the island could rekindle a new political violence in the former civil war region. A majority in the house of Commons had recently voted in favour of the "alternative arrangements".
May have Juncker explained why the Parliament wants a legally binding Amendment to the Backstops, the statement said. The Prime Minister set out different options, these concerns deal. Juncker did, however, reiterates that the rest of the 27 EU States, would not open the exit agreement.
The EU is pushing for a different solution: May want to give up their opposition to a permanent customs Union and access to the EU internal market after Brexit. Under these circumstances, the Irish border could remain open, and the Backstop would never be used. This could be written without Changing the actual agreement in the political Declaration. This line is followed Juncker, according to the statement, also in conversation with May.
Merkel believes in unification
German Chancellor Merkel reiterated in Bratislava, that, in their view, an agreement without the Opening of the exit agreement was not possible. You would do whatever was possible in order to achieve an orderly Brexit. The EU should pay close attention to the integrity of its internal market and member of the Ireland protect.
May not want to get involved in the customs Union and access to the single market. The British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, however, exactly for such a solution, and in the case of the support of his Labour party for Mays Brexit. Thus, the pressure May be expected to grow, to rethink their Position.
"We believe that a customs Union is necessary to ensure the smooth flow of trade, our businesses, workers and consumers need," said Corbyn, in a letter to May. "It is the only viable way to ensure that there is on the island of Ireland not a hard limit."More about
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The Brexit agreement, the terms and conditions of the separation. But above all, it promises to be a transitional period until at least the end of 2020, in effect, nothing should change. Without a contract, this would be dropped. The fear of economic dislocation and insecurity for millions of citizens. (dpa)