EU and UK negotiators have reached agreement on a draft political statement on relations between London and Brussels after Brexit. As explained on Thursday, November 22, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, he sent a document to the governments of 27 EU States.
The European Commission clarified that the text “has already been comprehensively agreed at the political level.” Now it can be put to the vote of the heads of state and government of the European Union at an extraordinary summit on November 25.
In turn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence that additional concern is still required, primarily in the UK itself. “I will make every effort to have an agreement,” she added.
Gibraltar’s status as a stumbling block
Earlier, Merkel expressed hope that the 27 EU member States will approve the agreement between Brussels and London on the UK’s exit from the European Union, despite the difficult process of negotiations.
At the same time, the German Chancellor did not specify how the situation around the status of Gibraltar could be resolved — a British overseas territory disputed by Madrid , but expressed the hope that the problem would be resolved before Sunday.
The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. According to Theresa May, the agreement with Brussels is 95 percent ready. Radical supporters of Brexit insist on an uncompromising and rapid “divorce” with the European Union.
The final draft of the agreement has yet to be considered by the British Parliament. If he supports the adoption of the document, the final vote on it will be held in December this year.