The EC does not comment on the British expectation of having the "brexit" agreement on November 21

The EC does not comment on the British expectation of having the "brexit" agreement on November 21

The European Commission (EC) declined today to comment on the statement of the British minister for the "Brexit", Dominic Raab, on which he expects that an agreement with the European Union for the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU bloc will be ready by 21 November. .

"We have no comments on this," community sources told Efe, when asked about Raab's statement, made in a letter to Parliament released today.

In the letter sent to a commission of the House of Commons, Raab notes that London and Brussels have already reached a consensus on the contingency plan for the Irish border, which until now kept the negotiations blocked.

According to Raab, Brussels and London agree "on the principle" that this plan should include a customs union that includes the entire United Kingdom and not just Northern Ireland.

"I will be happy to give a statement to the commission when an agreement has been completed and I currently foresee that the date of November 21 will be adequate," the minister said in the letter, dated on the 24th.

The EC said on Tuesday it does not work "now" with a scenario in which the UK's exit from the EU finally does not occur and insisted that it aims to reach an agreement with London while preparing for the possibility that the march takes place without a pact.

"We do not work with that assumption now, we work with the assumption that the 'brexit' will occur at the end of March next year, so we are working on a withdrawal agreement and we are also preparing for the case that there is no pact of exit ", said the spokeswoman of the CE Mina Andreeva, asked if Brussels contemplates a cancellation of the" Brexit ".

During the daily press conference of the community executive, Andreeva stressed that they only work with the possibility of reaching an agreement or of not achieving it when London leaves the EU on March 29.

During the last months, there are more and more voices calling for a second referendum on the "Brexit" and those that even urge to cancel it.

However, the British prime minister, the conservative Theresa May, has flatly refused to hold a second consultation, considering that it would be betraying the electorate that in 2016 chose to leave the community block.

The leaders of the Twenty-seven and the United Kingdom failed to endorse the agreement on the departure of London at its summit on October 18, a deadline that had been set to allow time for its internal processing.

Instead, they kept open the possibility of meeting again in November for that purpose, if the negotiations were sufficiently advanced.


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