Brexit und danach?16.07.2018 um 21:39
Seh ich auch so, wenn da nicht noch eine ganz radikale Kehrtwendung kommt.
The EU gave the British negotiating team a torrid time at the first presentation of the UK’s white paper on the future relationship during this week’s talks, the Guardian has learned.https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/18/eu-assault-on-mays-white-paper-heightens-no-deal-brexit-fears
Led by Michel Barnier’s deputy, Sabine Weyand, the EU’s team of officials picked apart the most contentious parts of the paper as it was presented by Olly Robbins, Theresa May’s chief Brexit adviser, leading to increased concerns on both sides that a no-deal scenario is moving from possible to likely.
“The white paper is not going to form the basis of the negotiations,” one senior EU diplomat told the Guardian. British government sources, in the wake of the latest talks, admitted growing despair over what they regard as the intransigence of their EU counterparts.
The heightening of tensions behind the scenes comes with the new Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, due in Brussels on Thursday.
He is understood to be preparing to make public detailed plans on how the UK would deal with a lack of agreement by 29 March 2019 and a cliff-edge Brexit.
The European commission’s secretary general, Martin Selmayr, has also been working on a document to be circulated among member states spelling out the “very real” consequences for their citizens of a no-deal scenario.