The judges at the European court of justice (ECJ) decided that a British withdrawal from the EU exit even-handedly. Thus, an exit from the Brexit, even without the consent of the other EU member States with the law of the European Union would be compatible (click here for the full text of the decision). The threshold for a retreat from the EU’s exit, therefore, lower than thought.

the UK informed the EU in March 2017, officially announced the intention to exit. Thus, a two-year process, according to the current condition with the Brexit on the 29. March 2019 ends. Before the ECJ, the question was whether Britain could pull to the withdrawal of the request unilaterally, without the agreement of the other 27 States.

the European court of justice in Luxembourg

The relevant ECJ advocate-General had represented a few days ago, in his opinion, the view that this is possible. Often, the judges in Luxembourg follow this advice. The EU Commission and the Council of the member countries had argued before the ECJ, the procedure, let only with a unanimous decision of the Council to stop.

The rules for the exit are set out in article 50 of the EU Treaty. The Supreme Scottish civil court had asked the ECJ for an assessment of whether a unilateral back down, it should be possible.

Shortly after the judgment in Minister for the environment, Michael Goveden confirmed for the British government, for the sake of his country to leave the EU. Gove said that the UK will pull out as planned by the end of March the Brexit.

Michael Gove

Gove was also confident that government could win boss Theresa May with a vote on the Brexit in the Parliament, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday evening. To the vote of the of May with the European Union negotiated exit agreement. Currently there are no majority is, however, the Prime Minister, defeat threatens.


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