Britain will not pay € 100 billion over Brexit. This was stated on Wednesday, 3 may, Minister for the Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, David Davis, Reuters reports.
“We need to discuss what our rights and obligations”, — he explained. The Minister also noted that while the British government has not received from the Brussels information about what exactly the amount you need to pay for an exit from the EU.
The Financial Times previously on may 3, wrote that France and Germany insist on the amount of 100 billion euros. The head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker requires London 50 billion pounds, as Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern — $ 60 billion.
According to them, that is how much the United Kingdom has the EU based the assumed long-term liabilities. Britain is ready to pay not more than three billion.
27 April German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the British that they are not deceived about their rights in the EU after Brexit.
“A foreign state, which will become Britain can not and will not have the same rights as members of the European Union, — has declared the Chancellor, speaking in the Bundestag. — I should say as clearly as possible, because, as I see it, in Britain, some cherish certain illusions is a waste of time.”
The German leader also said that the financial commitment of London to the EU will be discussed at the first stage of negotiations.
On March 28, Prime Minister Theresa may has signed a letter notifying EU authorities of the formal start of procedure Brexit. Negotiating this process will take two years.
The decision to withdraw the UK from the EU were adopted by referendum on 23 June 2016. The rejection of EU membership was supported by more than half of voters.