the voice of Rejoicing and despair go hand in hand when the british Friday at midnight leaving the EU and brings an end to 43 months of hard negotiations, political paralysis, and, finally, an agreed roadmap for the divorce.
Thus, a new chapter begins on Saturday 1. February against a still uncertain future.
the Divorce with the EU has divided the Uk, ago of 17.4 million voters in June 2016, voted to leave the EU, while 16,1 million set the tick to be. The kingdom has been a member as long as Denmark - in 47 years.
1. February is the british formally out of the cooperation, which initially does not lead to big changes in the everyday lives of citizens on both sides of The English Channel.
A transitional period is initiated, which obliges the british to follow EU rules without having influence on the decisions and political processes in the EU.
The last few weeks are the last formalities around skilsmisseaftalen dropped in place by the uk government in december after unsuccessful attempts since the 2018 won parliamentary backing for an agreement on brexit.
Wednesday was the members of the European Parliament gathered in Brussels, where they – many hand-in-hand - stood up and sang in the scottish final song 'Auld Lang Syne' (English: 'Skjuld old friendship completely forgo').
throughout the Week the british members of parliament has been started to pack their cases and clear the offices in Brussels. Some with red eyes, the other with a redeeming smile on your face.
Seb Dance, who has been the socialist member of the EUROPEAN Parliament since 2014, belongs to the first – and largest - category.
- I'm miserable. It is a mistake of historic proportions not just for Britain but for the whole of Europe, he says, while he's looking for things on his desk.
the Labour politician regret, that you have not convinced a majority to hold a second referendum on brexit. He sets up his political career for the benefit of a job in Brussels.
Skilsmisseaftalen between the EU and the Uk to ensure a transitional period in the initial 11 months. Within 1. July, the parties may decide to extend it, which the british prime minister, Boris Johnson, has promised will not happen.
Negotiators on both sides are now taking fat to determine the future of the relationship, and particularly the EU side underlined that the timetable is on the border of unrealistic tight, if you must negotiate a trade agreement in place.
so There is still a risk of a chaotic brexit with significant troubles for people and commerce after the 31. december 2020.
It points out, among other Fabian Zuleeg, as head of the think tank the European Policy Centre in Brussels.
- While we avoided the no-deal, in the first part, so's no-deal, in the second part is still a very viable option, said Zuleeg to Ritzau in december.
on Friday evening will gather those who have fought for an EU-free Britain, to the party at the Parliament Square in the heart of Westminster in London.