BREXIT deadline could be postponed again

Author: Duran Sarikaya
Date: 06.09.2019

British Parliament wants ordered BREXIT

After the UK’s withdrawal from the EU has already been postponed twice, there is now a renewed risk of delay in the BREXIT case. The British Parliament is committed to a postponement of three months in order to achieve an ordered BREXIT with a corresponding agreement. Thus the British would leave the Union in January 2020.

However, the request for postponement would only be accepted if all 27 member states agree. According to an EU diplomat, this approval is not ruled out, because “if there is still a chance of a happy ending, the EU will not accept massive economic disadvantages from a no deal BREXIT”.

Nevertheless, frustration about the process increases among all parties involved. The French President, Emmanuel Macron, said during the last postponement in October that this was “the very last deadline”. Later he admitted, despite everything, that a further postponement, with good reasons, such as new elections in Great Britain, would not be ruled out.

It remains to be seen whether the postponement will actually be applied for and approved. From Brussels, however, the final deadline will be mid-2020. Shortly afterwards there will be negotiations on the new financial frameworks in the EU, in which it is indispensable to know whether Great Britain will continue to pay in or not.