Eurochamber on the way to ratify the brexit
The Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Parliament gave its approval for the United Kingdom to continue with its process of leaving the EU
The Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament completed the first step for the European ratification of the United Kingdom exit agreement, by approving the conditions of the exit and the brexit taking place.
The recommendation that will be debated and voted within a week in the plenary session to be held in Brussels has come forward with the support of 23 MEPs, three against and no abstention. No amendments to the text were submitted.
“It is a historic moment although it is not a positive moment. It is not time for celebrations but we respect the decision of the British people”, said the president of the Europarliamentary commission, Antonio Tajani.
The former president of the Eurochamber during the brexit negotiations highlighted that this break represents the “antithesis” of European solidarity principles and has valued that the agreement will minimize the “damage” of the rupture for citizens, businesses and institutions.
The European Parliament has long shown its agreement with the terms of the process, although they are concerned about the guarantees that the rights of Europeans in the United Kingdom will be respected, but warned that it would not ratify the pact until the other party concluded the process.
After the approval this week of the Treaty of Withdrawal in the House of Commons and that Queen Elizabeth II has promulgated the Law that will allow the orderly exit of the EU, MEPs have begun the procedures that correspond to them.