Theresa May Launches New Negotiation Attempt in Brussels
The British Prime Minister wants to talk with EU representatives once again about their resignation contract and the Northern Ireland issue. The EU is calling for a realistic plan.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet EU top representatives in Brussels this Thursday to discuss ways out of the Brexit situation. To this end, she will first meet with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier. This will be followed by meetings with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and EU Council President Donald Tusk.
Tusk had previously demanded a “realistic” Brexit plan from May and again refused to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement. May, however, has no choice but to make changes to the deal.
Their withdrawal agreement had been rejected, mainly because of the controversial Nordland question by a large majority in the British Parliament. The deputies had therefore called for changes to the contract.
On February 13, Parliament is supposed to vote again on the treaty. However, according to a newspaper report, May is already postponing this date to the end of February. According to the report, May does not expect that she has negotiated the necessary changes by 13 February.