Nor the march 29, 2019, the date originally scheduled for the exit of the Uk from the EU. Neither the 12 April, the date set for the Brexit after the first extension requested by London. Neither the October 31, deadline agreed after a second request for postponement. The new calendar of the Brexit postpones the break another three months, until 31 January 2022, after the third extension approved Monday by the 27 partners of the EU. The british prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced the afternoon of this Monday that it accepts the extension, “because you have no other option.”
“The EU has agreed that it will accept the request of the United Kingdom for a flexible extension of the Brexit until January 31, 2022”, has tuiteado the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, on Monday morning. The extension assumes that the Brexit may be executed as soon as the british Parliament approves of the departure Agreement, the 1 December, 1 January or, as seems more likely, the 1 of February at the very latest.
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Brussels must now expect the approval of the Government of Johnson to put in place the formal approval of the third extension. Tusk has indicated that, once it has received the green light from London, the approval shall be by written procedure, that is to say, that the 27 capitals will have a period (likely 24 hours) to accept the extension, or to raise objections. Sources close to Tusk trust at all the procedure “to be solved this Tuesday or Wednesday.”
The granting of this third extension has been the most far-fetched of the three approved up to now, because the Government in Johnson asked very to his grief and the european partners have been approved after having to overcome the initial resistance of the French Government by Emmanuel Macron.
Finally, both London and Paris have agreed that the delay is inevitable. And rely, like the rest of the EU, in that the new break would allow the United Kingdom to hold a general election (possibly in early December) to clarify in a definitive way the position of the british Parliament in favor or against Brexit.
The conservatives of Johnson trust to catalyze all the vote in favour of the exit of the Uk, issues by laminating on the way to the party of the Brexit of Nigel Farage. The calculation, if met, would allow the tories to get a majority sufficient to pass the departure Agreement and to consummate the Brexit shortly after the elections, either at the end of December or the 31st of January at the very latest.
The vote in favour of the permanence it has more options, from the liberals to the nationalists in Scotland. The posture is more wrong between labour, where they live the supporters to abide by the mandate of the referendum in 2016 in favour of the Brexit and advocates to go back and stay in the european club.
The possibility of these elections has chosen the position of the EU towards an extension of three months, as opposed to the thesis of French only grant a short adjournment of two weeks. France maintained its veto on the extension long during the meetings of last week. But Paris has withdrawn its opposition Monday after the contacts on three bands this weekend between the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the French president and the british prime minister.
The extension has been approved at a meeting of the ambassadors of the 27 members of the EU held at ten in the morning in Brussels. The text agreed upon allows the Uk to continue at the club until the January 31, 2022, although you can leave before if you complete the process of ratification of the Agreement on output.
The extension assumes that the city of London shall nominate a candidate to form part of the new European Commission. Johnson had refused to make the appointment on the grounds that the Uk would be outside the Eu the 1 of November, the date set for the inauguration of the president-elect of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the members of his college of commissioners.
But both deadlines have been delayed. The United kingdom continues being a member. And Von der Leyen will not take this Friday to replace president Jean-Claude Juncker, as expected. The investiture of the new Commission has been delayed because the European Parliament rejected three of the possible candidates (France, Romania and Hungary).
The process of selection and acceptance of the three new recruits has not yet begun. And the investiture vote expected final, as soon, for the end of November. The release of Juncker could occur on the 1st of December, although it is possible that they occur later. The appointment of the commissioner british could further delay the entry of the new Commission if the final vote of the Parliament has to wait to be approved the 27 commissioners.