BRUSSELS -The EU excludes the possibility of new negotiations on the terms of the separation of the UK, said the representative of the press service of the EC Mina Andreeva.
Earlier, the EU decided to postpone “Brexit” until January 31 from October 31, because the Treaty on the terms of the divorce with the UK, which has been adjusted, has not yet been fully ratified in the country. Without ratification, this document cannot enter into force, and the country’s withdrawal from the Union without an agreement threatens very unpleasant economic events both for the country and for continental Europe.
“In this decision (on postponement), the EU, in agreement with the UK, clearly stated that any opening of the agreement on separation is excluded,” Andreeva said.
At the same time, the EU, after a year ago reached an agreement with Britain on the terms of their “divorce,” also ruled out the possibility of resuming negotiations on this. However, the UK Parliament rejected the agreement three times, and negotiators from the country and the Union returned to discuss the individual terms of the agreement and make changes to it. Now the updated deal awaits ratification in the country’s Parliament.