MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, January 30th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

Tag: Withdrawal Agreement

  • Friday, March 29th 2019 - 08:12 UTC

    On supposed official Brexit departure day, Commons expected to vote withdrawal agreement

    Theresa May was essentially asking MPs to turn it into a game of two halves - just voting on the first part of the deal which sorts out the UK's departure and leaving the longer term part for the next

    MPs will be asked to vote again on Brexit on Friday but only on part of the deal negotiated with the EU. They will vote on the withdrawal agreement on the Irish “backstop”, divorce bill and citizens' rights. But it will not amount to a third “meaningful vote” on the deal, as it will not include a vote on the UK's future relationship with the EU.

  • Saturday, March 9th 2019 - 09:18 UTC

    Tuesday's Commons Brexit vote countdown: “no one knows what can happen”

    Mrs May said both the democratic and economic cases for backing her deal are “clear”, and issued a plea to MPs: “Let’s get it done.”

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a plea for support as the showdown on her Brexit deal looms, warning the UK will be plunged into crisis if MPs reject the Withdrawal Agreement. In a stark message ahead of Tuesday’s Commons vote, the Prime Minister said “no-one knows” what will happen if her plan is defeated, with the possibility of Brexit being derailed completely.

  • Tuesday, January 22nd 2019 - 08:07 UTC

    Brexit: PM May pledges a more flexible, open, inclusive approach involving Parliament

    Addressing the House of Commons, the PM also offered a guarantee that workers’ rights and environmental safeguards would not be eroded as a result of Brexit

    Theresa May has promised to take a more “flexible, open and inclusive” approach to involve Parliament in negotiating a future relationship with the EU as she seeks to revive her Withdrawal Agreement.

  • Tuesday, November 20th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Spanish comments on Brexit will inspire no confidence in Gibraltar

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo QC, said the position taken by the Spanish Government today does little to build mutual confidence and trust going forward”

    The Government has noted the comments about Gibraltar made by the Foreign Minister of Spain this morning following a meeting of the General Affairs Council of the European Union.
    The Chief Minister has immediately been in touch with the Prime Minister’s office in Downing Street.

  • Friday, November 16th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Gibraltar, and BOTs, part of UK-EU withdrawal agreement and transitional period

    CM Picardo said: “This Protocol contains absolutely no concessions on sovereignty, jurisdiction or control. We would not have accepted it if it had”

    The proposed Withdrawal Agreement published on Wednesday by the United Kingdom and European Union makes it clear that its terms, including the transitional period, will apply to Gibraltar. According to a release from the Gibraltar government “this was the number one priority of the Cabinet and of the Government and it has been achieved. It means that Gibraltar will not crash out of the European Union in March 2019 and that things will largely remain as they are until the end of 2020”.

  • Thursday, October 25th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Gibraltar prepared and confident on a Withdrawal Agreement from EU

    Picardo briefed peers on the latest developments in respect of Gibraltar and praised the work of PM May and her team in the wider Brexit negotiations

    Gibraltar will step up its contingency planning as from January 1, 2019, if there is no certainty of a Withdrawal Agreement and implementation period by that date, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told an influential House of Lords select committee. Addressing the EU Select Committee, he also signaled his hope that Gibraltar, the UK and Spain could salvage elements of the Gibraltar negotiations even in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit between the UK and the EU.

  • Wednesday, October 17th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Gibraltar Chief Minister confident UK/EU “moments away” from withdrawal agreement

    According to Picardo it will be agreed between UK and EU because under the 2006 Constitution, UK remains responsible for the Rock's international agreements

    Gibraltar, the UK and the EU are “moments away” from agreeing the terms of a protocol to include Gibraltar in any Withdrawal Agreement and transitional arrangements reached between the UK and the EU, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said on Monday.