EU urges UK to explain Brexit plan ‘as soon as possible’

The British parliament had earlier passed an amendment which had the effect of forcing Johnson to ask EU leaders to delay Brexit beyond October 31, something he had vowed not to do.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks inside the House of Commons, after lawmakers accepted an amendment which seeks to avoid a no-deal Brexit from Europe on upcoming October 31, in London.(AP photo)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks inside the House of Commons, after lawmakers accepted an amendment which seeks to avoid a no-deal Brexit from Europe on upcoming October 31, in London.(AP photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2019 10:41 PM IST
Copy Link
Brussels | ByAgence France-Presse

The European Commission urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government on Saturday to quickly explain how it wants to proceed with Brexit preparations after losing another parliamentary vote.

Spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Brussels “takes note of the vote in the House of Commons today on the so-called Letwin Amendment meaning that the Withdrawal Agreement itself was not put to vote today.

“It will be for the UK government to inform us about the next steps as soon as possible,” she tweeted.

Earlier, the British parliament passed an amendment which has the effect of forcing Johnson to ask EU leaders to delay Brexit beyond October 31, something he had vowed not to do.

The delay would have to be requested by a letter from the British government to the European Council, which represents member state leaders in Brussels.

An official at the council said it had “no comment for now”.

Saturday’s parliamentary manoeuvres follow the announcement at an EU summit on Thursday that London and Brussels had come to an agreement to allow Britain to leave the bloc at the end of the month.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Putin's daughter Katerina Tikhonova, seen in the photo right side, is reportedly in a relationship with Igor Zelensky.

    Putin's daughter flew to Munich over 50 times to meet partner Zelensky: Report

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's a former acrobatic dancer, daughter Katerina Tikhonova, is apparently in a relationship with a Munich-based ballet dancer Igor Zelensky, unrelated to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, though the duo share the same surname. Between 2018 and 2019, Putin's daughter flew to Munich more than 50 times, a joint investigation by independent Russian media outlet iStories and German magazine Der Spiegel has revealed.

  • SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk.

    SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual harassment claim against Elon Musk: Report

    SpaceX paid an employee $250,000 to settle a claim she was sexually harassed by Elon Musk in 2016, according to a report from Insider. Representatives for California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Hawthorne did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

  • Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. on May 19, 2022, to travel to Seoul, Korea to begin his first trip to Asia as US President. 

    Joe Biden has little to entice Kim Jong Un to stop weapons tests

    The last time a US president visited Seoul in 2019, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un agreed to restart nuclear talks during an impromptu meeting at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone. As Joe Biden prepares to land in Seoul on Friday, the White House hasn't indicated he'll be heading to the DMZ. The White House has largely avoided stern reactions to Kim Jong Un latest tests, including an ICBM launch on March 24.

  • FILE PHOTO: A serviceman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) walks at the damaged war memorial complex Savur-Mohyla during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Donbas region from the Nazi occupation during World War Two,

    Zelensky slams Russia over 'deliberate attempt to kill as many as possible'

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday called upon the world's attention as he yet again accused Russia of targeting civilians with the war set to complete three months. The Kremlin launched its offensive on February 24 and said it was aimed at “de-Nazifying” the neighbour country - claims that have been repeatedly dismissed by Kyiv. A UN Security Council meeting yet again saw the US and Russia sparring amid intensifying food crises across the world.

  • In this photo provided by the North Korean government, a worker in protective gear stands on an empty sidewalk in Pyongyang, on May 17, 2022. 

    North Korea claims 'good results' in Covid fight as fever cases top 2 million

    North Korea said on Friday it was achieving "good results" in the fight against the country's first confirmed Covid-19 outbreak, as the number of people with fever symptoms surpassed 2 million. The isolated nation reported 263,370 more people with fever symptoms, and two more deaths, taking the total fever caseload to 2.24 million as of Thursday evening, including 65 deaths, according to state media KCNA.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, May 20, 2022