As the Brexit endgame approaches, the EU is in the driving seat, having drawn on decades of a consensus-building culture and on the expertise of a robust negotiating team. As they respond with flexibility, understanding and some exasperation to yet another political crisis in the UK, the EU27 remain firm in their message: the withdrawal agreement will not be renegotiated, only the political declaration defining the terms of UK-EU post-Brexit relationship can be amended. A no-deal Brexit is not the preferred scenario, but the EU is ready for it.
|Type||Brexit deadline extended: why Brussels chose these dates and what happens now|
|Media of output||The Conversation|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
- Brexit, article 50, extension, political crisis in the UK