Heiko Maas has acknowledged the provisional agreement in the Brexit negotiations as the next step of an orderly exit of Britain from the EU. “After months of uncertainty, we finally have a clear Signal of the UK, as the outlet arranged could take place,” said the Federal foreign Minister. There is need for further steps and further work on both sides.
Well, it was, together with the other EU-to examine member States submitted the Text carefully and then decide in the European Council. It is crucial that the rules of the internal market would not be touched. “The single market is a Central achievement of the European project,” said Maas.
The British government had paved the evening the way for an orderly exit of Britain from the EU. The Cabinet of Ministers adopted the information of the Prime Minister Theresa May that the draft exit agreement with the EU. Negotiators from both sides had earlier agreed to a preliminary Version of the agreement, which lays the foundations for the country’s withdrawal from the EU in March 2019. May wants to introduce the draft on Thursday in Parliament in London.
the transition phase until at least the end of 2020 is planned
The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, the country which currently holds the presidency of the EU, to advise on the compromise as quickly as possible at a special summit. Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel, warned against too great optimism. The Brexit Deal is an important step, but it is not yet on the target, he commented.
The Brexit Officer of the EPP group in the European Parliament, Elmar Brok welcomed the approval of the British government to the outcome of the negotiations: “Now, the appeal goes to the whole of the British house of Commons, a responsibility beyond party boundaries, and to ensure the success of a historic agreement.”
Theresa May is likely to have difficulties, to find the compromise that a majority in Parliament. The Opposition announced it would vote against the agreement. Criticism also came from Brexit-hard-liners in their own party and the Northern Irish DUP. Mays minority government dependent on the support of the DUP members. The contract comes into effect, there would be a Transition period until at least the end of 2020, in which almost nothing changes.