This allows the European Chamber to ratify the divorce agreement on Wednesday and conclude the exit process
BRUSSELS, Jan. 29 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The United Kingdom has notified this Wednesday that it has complied with all the legal steps that correspond to it so that the exit of the country from the European Union can take place in an orderly manner next Friday, so it only remains for the European Parliament to ratify the divorce agreement throughout the afternoon and thus the disconnection process is sealed.
“Signing the instrument of ratification of the Withdrawal Treaty is a historic moment that will legally end our membership in the European Union and fulfills the promise made to the British,” said UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, after Sign the last legal document.
The legal ratification by the United Kingdom, possible after the approval of the House of Commons to the exit agreement, has been formally notified this Wednesday, January 29, to the European institutions in Brussels.
Thus, the British will formally leave the community club on January 31 and lose their right to representation and vote in the institutions, although the transition period agreed between the parties affects the rest of relations with the block to give space to the Negotiation of the future relationship will maintain the 'status quo' until at least the end of the year.
“It is the beginning of a new chapter for an independent, sovereign Britain, facing a decade of renewal and opportunity,” Raab has defended in a statement.
Thus, the full European Parliament meeting in Brussels will vote on the ratification of the exit agreement on the afternoon of Wednesday, after a debate in which MEPs will stage the farewell of the United Kingdom, which includes the exit of the Chamber of 73 British MEPs.
The British participate this Wednesday and Thursday at their last plenary session and will lose their right to vote on Friday. Although they will no longer be part of the European Union on January 31, they will still have a week, until January 7, to empty their offices in Brussels. The flags of the United Kingdom flying in the institution will also be withdrawn and one of them will be kept in the House of European History museum.