The European Commission completed the preparations to the ‘non-deal’ scenario of Brexit, as the possibility of the British exit from the European Union without conducting a deal with Brussels on April 12 has grown a lot. The press service of the European Commission reports this.
“While a 'no-deal' scenario is not desirable, the EU is prepared for it,” the press office stated.
The European Commission has been preparing for a 'no-deal' scenario since December 2017.
According to the report, the Commission has tabled 19 legislative proposals during that time. 17 proposals have been adopted or agreed by the European Parliament and the Council, and two other proposals are to be finalized by the two co-legislators in due course.
The European Commission has discussed with the 27 Member States of the EU the possible unpredicted situations with Brexit and specific sectorial, legal and administrative preparedness issues.
“In a 'no-deal' scenario, the UK will become a third country without any transitionary arrangements. All EU primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the UK from that moment onwards,” the report said.
According to the report, the UK's relations with the EU would be governed by general international public law, including rules of the World Trade Organization.
As we reported earlier, on March 20, British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote a letter to President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, asking Brexit to be delayed until June 30, 2019.
On March 14, the House of Commons of the UK Parliament did not approve a repeated referendum on the issue of the country's withdrawal from the EU.
The exit of the UK from the EU was scheduled for March 29, 2019. It was determined by a referendum in June 2016, in which 51.89% of Britons supported the country's withdrawal from the EU to regain control over their own funds, laws, borders and the domestic market.
January 15, the British Parliament failed to vote on an agreement on the country's withdrawal from the European Union and even tried to dismiss the head of government, Theresa May.