With all the news articles last week about the US presidential elections, we would almost forget that we are waiting for news about the Brexit negotiations.
However, the news that Joe Biden has won the US presidential election may increase the efforts for a Brexit deal by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Where Trump was in favor of Brexit, Joe Biden is not. It therefore seems likely that Biden will strengthen ties with the EU. The British also thought they could quickly conclude a trade deal with Trump that would make the agreement with the EU less urgent. Perhaps now the British would still prefer to make a trade deal with the EU.
The fact is that there is only under two months left for the United Kingdom and the European Union to reach an agreement. Despite there is no progress and the time is running out, the parties continue to negotiate.
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Negotiation period is not extended. Before July 1, the British had to let the EU know if they wanted to extend the negotiation period. The UK officially rejected an extension, making a hard Brexit without a deal increasingly likely.
De Europese Unie en het Verenigd Koninkrijk zijn het op veel fronten niet met elkaar eens. Het grootste pijnpunt is het akkoord voor vrijhandelsverkeer, het vrijhandelsakkoord. De onderhandelingen zitten muurvast en de absolute deadline voor een Brexit deal lijkt zo dan ook niet gehaald te worden en een Brexit zonder handelsakkoord dreigt.
Negotiation mandate approved. The mandate to negotiate a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom has been agreed by the 27 Member States of the European Union. Negotiations on the future relationship can now take place. The European Union wants to reach an agreement with the British under clear conditions. It is not yet certain whether the British government will accept these conditions.
UK leaves the EU and starts transition period. The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union and is starting the 11-month transition period. In the meantime, European laws and regulations remain in force for the United Kingdom.
Premier Johnson elected. How soon will we see an approval of the Brexit agreement? Britisch Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins the election, making a quick approval seems like an agreement. After approval by the Britsh Parliament, the European Parliament can also vote in January 2020.
Another postponement. The EU reaffirms the postponement of the Brexit date, now until 31 January 2020.
May resigns.Like Cameron, May also leaves office over Brexit. After her failure to realize Brexit, May resigns.
Postponement of Brexit. The remaining 27 EU Member States grant deferral to the United Kingdom. New deadline set for October 31, 2019.
The House of Commons votes no deal. After May's cabinet endorsed the provisional deal in November 2018 and all European heads of government also agreed later that month, the British House of Commons voted to end the deal. Brexit cannot go through now and will be postponed until April 12, 2019. Before then, the British House of Commons must agree.
Negotiators reach agreement.May's cabinet, the remaining countries in the European Union and the Britisch House of Commons may consider the deal. The negotiators broadly agree, but the other parties must also approve the Brexit deal.
The negotiations continue. The second phase of the negotiations can start. Negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement will be extended in order to include discussions on a transition phase and exploration of the furture relationship between European Union and the United Kingdom.
Negotiations set to begin. It is not possible to just leave the Union, agreements hace to be made regarding a retreat.
The first phase of negotiations between the UK and the EU are now underway.
British voters vote for a withdrawal - BREXIT. During the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom, 51.9% (17.4 million British) voted in favor of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.