Africa Map

African Press Agency

African Press Agency Logo
   

 Home
 Country Profile
 Useful Links
 Contact us

Home

EU/BrexitBack
[Published: Wednesday March 13 2019]

 EU questions extending Brexit

 
STRASBOURG 13 Mar (ANA) - The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier questioned whether there was any point in delaying Britain’s departure from the EU beyond March 29, saying on Wednesday that the British government would need to justify any request.
 
“Extend this negotiation — what for?” Barnier asked in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. “It’s over.”
 
He said that whatever happened, the withdrawal treaty he had agreed with British Prime Minister Theresa May would remain the only deal on offer. He ruled out offering any more assurances on the controversial Irish backstop beyond those given by the EU to May on Monday, before the British parliament rejected the deal.
 
“If the UK still wants to leave the EU in an orderly manner, this treaty is — and will remain — the only treaty possible,” he said.FA/ANA/13 March 2019---------
 
 
 
 
 

North South News website

Advertise banner

News icon Venezuela/Norway
News icon Ireland/Divorce
News icon Europe/Elections
News icon Papua New Guinea/PM
News icon Thailand/PM
News icon UK/PM
News icon Germany/Jews
News icon Iraq/France
News icon CAR/Violence
News icon Afghanistan/Children

AFRICAN PRESS AGENCY Copyright © 2005 - 2007