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Background: Brexit timetable: What's next?

2019-10-21T10:07:07.870Z

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London / Brussels (dpa) - At Brexit once again all the balls are in the air. How could it go on in the drama? Some important milestones before and after the exit date October 31:

- October 21:

The British parliamentary president John Bercow decides whether the lower house to vote on the new Brexit deal of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, so once basically say yes or no.

In Strasbourg, the head of the EU Parliament advises on the Roadmap for ratification, because MEPs must also sign the treaty.

- October 22nd:

The British House of Commons is probably discussing the law on ratification. In addition, amendments could be tabled which would fundamentally change the agreement, for example a permanent customs union with the EU. It is also conceivable to submit the deal to the British in a second referendum. Whether and how the agreement will have a majority and how long the ratification process will take is open.

In Strasbourg, the European Parliament is debating the Brexit.

- 24th October:

Last regular European Parliament day before the Brexit meeting 31 October.

- 28th or 29th of October:

Conceivable dates for a special summit of the 27 remaining EU states, to decide on an extension of the exit period for Great Britain. It is also conceivable that the Heads of State or Government will not travel to Brussels again, but will allow a postponement by written procedure. However, this only applies if there is no great need for discussion.

October 31: As of today, last day of British EU membership. Without extension, it ends at 24.00 clock.

January 31: The new exit date proposed by the UK. He is prescribed in a British law, the so-called Benn Act. Prime Minister Johnson was forced to apply for the EU delay this weekend. But this could also choose a different deadline.

Source: zeit

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