UK faces ‘very hefty’ Brexit bill warn Jean-Claude Juncker


Britain faces a “very huge bill” on her departure from the European Union (EU), has warned the head of the European Commission.The prime minister pledged Theresa May to move Article 50 – that define the divorce of mass in motion – by the end of March procedures. And resumed their counterparts in the United Kingdom in the debate on the bill Brexit Government in the House of Lords today (February 21).

Once it is called Article 50, and a stopwatch for two years on Britain’s negotiations with the European Union to get in full swing. In a speech to lawmakers in the Belgian Parliament, Juncker said: “We agree on the future structure of relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, we will need years.”

In reference to the upcoming payments, which Britain has already committed to as a member of the EU, Juncker added: “You must know that the British, and they know it already, and it will not be discounted or no cost.

“Britain must respect the commitments that participated in the making, so the law will be, to put it a little crudely, very large increases.”

In Brussels, underway on the bill, which already will be delivered in May the size of talks According to unconfirmed reports that opponents may total £ 51bn (€ 60bn, $ 63.3bn) The money covers Britain’s share of the cost of projects and programs through its membership in the European Union, as well as the pensions of officials who served in that period.

“British friends need to know – and they know it already – it will not be cut or the price of zero cost,” the newspaper quoted Juncker as saying the Belfast Telegraph. “Britain will have to respect the obligations that played a role in the agreement.

“So it will be a bill – to use the vulgar term to some extent -. Salty very [significant increases] will be necessary for the British to respect the commitments they have entered into freely.”

In January, May said EU leaders it would prefer to walk away with a deal to Britain rather than a bad one. Not mincing her words, the Prime Minister said, it seeks to impose punitive agreement on Britain’s equivalent of “the work of self-harm is catastrophic” for the bloc.