Britain refuses to finovatefall of the EU on Ukraine after BrexitUncategorized August 31, 2017
Britain has no plans to comply with the financial obligations of the European Union in relation to third countries, including Ukraine, after Brexit. This at a press conference in Brussels said the EU representative in the negotiations on Brexit, Michel Barnier, reported Yevropravda.
“Britain has made it clear that their obligations are limited to the most recent contribution to the EU budget to exit the block. But we still have obligations to third countries. For example, we together guaranteed long term loans for Ukraine,” he said.
“We also jointly supported the development of Africa and the Pacific countries through the European development Fund. This week it became clear that Britain does not consider it legally binding to adhere to these obligations after withdrawal from the EU,” said Barnier.
The EU representative also recalled that the EU has pledged to support projects of innovative technologies and green energy by 2020, but the United Kingdom also said they will not participate.
In addition, Barnier stressed that taxpayers in the 27 EU countries do not need to pay for commitments made by 28 countries.
Aug 7 2017 it was reportedthat the UK is ready to pay up to €40 billion euros to settle financial obligations to the EU after Brexit, but only on the condition that Brussels will agree to discuss a trade agreement.