Axar.az
UP
18 December 2017


UK ambassador quits EU

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The U.K.’s top envoy to the European Union resigned on Tuesday, creating more trouble for the country ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations.

Axar.az reports that, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers who previously claimed agreeing a final post-Brexit trade deal with the remaining EU states could take up to 10 years.

Sir Ivan had headed former Prime Minister David Cameron’s re-negotiations with the EU in early 2016, which were later followed by the June 23 referendum which resulted in a decision to quit the European Union.

Rogers had been appointed in 2013 and his term was scheduled to end in November this year.

Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted her government will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will formally initiate the country’s exit from the 28-member bloc, despite a U.K. High Court ruling which says British lawmakers must first consult.

The May government appealed this ruling at the Supreme Court, which took it up in December 2016. A final decision is due on Jan. 9.

Date
2017.01.03 / 21:44
Author
Axar.az
Comments
loading...
See also

Turkey will never let Palestinians disappear

Homegrown extremists in US, Europe main threat: Experts

Saudi Arabia begins exploration of uranium

UN Security Council to discuss resolution on Jerusalem

CIA gave Russia intel that helped foil terror act

Military court in Egypt slaps 14 with death sentence

ISIS, PKK/YPG 2 sides of the same coin

Turkish PM: They will regret this misstep on Jerusalem

Saudis release Jordanian investor but questions remain

DHKP-C terrorists in Athens plotted to attack Erdogan

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla