Sunday , May 16 2021

LIVE: Europe's decisive council for the Brexit agreement

European leaders met this Sunday Brussels to celebrate Extraordinary meeting of the European Council wherein The 27 countries of the European Union (EU) will have to formally approve the two Brexit documents on which a basic agreement has been reached over the last few days: Agreement on the UK's departure from the Union – which should enter into force on March 29 – and a draft political agreement on future relations between the two countries.

It is necessary to reach an agreement qualified majority of votes, which is measured taking into account the population of each country.

After months of hard work to reduce the risks of a divorce between London and Brussels, it is a determined appointment for the future of the United Kingdom and the European Union, Michel Barnier, chief negotiator of the EU for "Brexit"He said this "Now is when everyone has to take their responsibilities."

However, the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, announced on his arrival at the extraordinary meeting in Brussels other possible scenarios should not be excluded as a new choice in the UK or even Brexit's second reflex.

The ratification of the text was threatened by the last minute the veto of the Spanish government, but after overcoming the differences in Gibraltar, President Pedro Sanchez will finally vote "yes" to the agreement, receiving the guarantees required by Spain on the scale. In turn, British Prime Minister Teresa May assured the sovereignty of the colony "It has not changed and will not change".

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