Russia’s permanent representative to the EU predicted Theresa may «sad Christmas»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in photosangelina the representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov. Archival photoRussia’s permanent representative to the EU predicted Theresa may «sad Christmas»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

To enjoy the approval of the draft Treaty on Brexit parties before, the document still must be approved by two parliaments, European and British, so Christmas holidays at the Prime Minister Theresa may will probably be gloomy, said to RIA Novosti, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.

Sunday in Brussels will host an extraordinary meeting of the European Council, where European leaders should make a consistent decision on the draft Treaty for an orderly exit from the EU UK. The document was agreed last week, the negotiating teams.

«More than half the British side, for domestic political reasons could not agree on its negotiating position on the very complicated issue in divorce – what to do with the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. And finally, on 14 November with a few new resignations in his Cabinet Theresa may has managed to achieve the government’s consent to the version proposed by the EU to Northern Ireland temporarily remained in his Customs Union and common market,» Chizhov recalled.

According to him, «now the leaders of the EU can approve the «agreement on withdrawal» that is likely to happen at a specially convened this meeting of the Council of Europe». «However, everyone understands that early to rejoice: the document must be approved and the two parliaments, European and British» — said the Russian permanent representative.

«And all the same political reasons, many members of the United Kingdom, and both the opposition and party members may already have made it clear: despite what the Prime Minister says that the current «deal» is the best that could be achieved, they are not satisfied with it,» said Chizhov.

«The vote will be in December, and, I fear, with a considerable share of probability it is possible to assume that Christmas this year Theresa may will be sad», — concluded the Russian diplomat.

An extraordinary summit of the 27 remaining EU States will meet on Sunday to approve agreements on Brexit, said in his invitation letter to this meeting the head of the European Council Donald Tusk. The meeting will start at 9.30 am (11.30 am GMT) with the exchange of views with the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani. Then, the working session of 27 EU countries for approval of the agreement on the conditions of the separation of Britain from the EU and the adoption of the political Declaration on the structure of their future relationship. After this planned meeting of the leaders with the Prime Minister may for «joint thinking through next steps», said Tusk.

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