British Prime Minister Theresa May believes that the country's withdrawal from the EU may not take place if parliament and the government in London fail to reach a compromise regarding the relevant treaty with Brussels, DW reports.
After the parliament three times rejected the agreement proposed by May, the prime minister concluded that she needed to approach the problem in a new way, the document says.
"Parliament has made it clear that it will hinder the way out of the EU without an agreement. Now we have a serious choice: to leave the European Union without a contract or not to leave it at all," said May.
At the same time, the head of the British government stressed that she remains in her position: "We must achieve Brexit, and for this, we need to agree on the terms of the contract."
According to May, she intends to visit Brussels in the coming days to request a postponement of Brexit.
“The Council and the European Parliament have agreed that, following Brexit, UK citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay (90 days in any 180 days) should be granted visa-free travel. This agreement was confirmed yesterday by EU ambassadors on behalf of the Council and by the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee today. The text now needs to be formally adopted by the European Parliament and the Council,” the message reads.
It was noted that the organizations would adopt the reached agreement later.