Jan 31, 2019
Brussels: The Withdrawal Arrangement in between the European Union (EU) and Britain remains the best and just deal possible and will not be renegotiated, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, stated on Wednesday.
“The European Union stated so in November. We stated so in December. We stated so after the very first significant vote in the Commons in January. The dispute and votes in your house of Commons yesterday (Tuesday) do not alter that,” Juncker said.Juncker and Michel
Barnier, EU’s Chief Negotiator on Brexit, made remarks at the European Parliament’s plenary session debate on the most recent state of play about Brexit, as a response to the vote in the British House of Commons on Tuesday night, Xinhua reported.The vote gave British Prime Minister Theresa May a required to
return to Brussels to require a re-opening of settlements, with a focus on changing the Brexit offer’s so-called backstop worrying the border between the Republic of Ireland, an EU member state, and Britain’s Northern Ireland.”Both sides have stated loud and clear that there can be no return to a tough verge on the island of Ireland. No slipping back into darker times past. I believe the Prime Minister’s personal commitment on this point. But I also think that we require a safety net that protects us against this risk. We have no reward nor desire to use the safety net. However at the exact same time, no safety net can ever really be safe if it can simply be gotten rid of at any time,” Juncker said.” The backstop– as embodied in the Withdrawal Agreement– is the outcome of very extreme settlements held over the course of two years, by us with the UK
, never ever against the UK. The backstop is part of the Withdrawal Contract and this agreement will not be renegotiated,”Barnier said.IANS Source