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Should I stay or should I go?


Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
On Tuesday evening, in line with expectations, the lower house of the British Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement that the British government reached with the EU in mid-November. Slovenia regrets the fact that the British Parliament failed to ratify the withdrawal agreement. The withdrawal agreement was a fair compromise which in Slovenia’s opinion constitutes a balanced document that allows the orderly and supervised withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, adheres to EU law and protects the rights of its member states.

Slovenia remains unified with the other EU-27 countries and responsible, as it has been throughout the negotiation process. It continues to support the process of ratification of the withdrawal agreement by the EU, which is also the best solution for the future, and is a vital basis for the forming of future relations after 2021. As a responsible member state, Slovenia at this moment expects that the UK government will clarify its intentions with respect to the next steps as soon as possible, and its final hope is to preserve its creative and comprehensive cooperation with the United Kingdom after its withdrawal. The withdrawal may not interfere on either side with the rights acquired by Slovenian or EU citizens living in the UK, while on the other hand Slovenia will provide a similar level of rights for British citizens living in Slovenia.

Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec adds that it would be worth it for the British to think about whether to continue with Brexit at all, or simply to see that it is a dead end and remain in the EU.

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