The UK is ready to pay the European Union € 40 billion for secession from the Union. On Saturday, August 5, writes The Telegraph.
As noted, the British authorities would pay that amount only on the condition that Brussels will agree to discuss the financial settlement as part of the agreement on future relations, including a trade agreement between London and the EU.
The newspaper’s sources indicate that the British government consider such a measure the only way to break the impasse that stymied negotiations on the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.
On 3 may, Minister for the Kingdom’s exit from the European Union David Davis said Britain will not pay € 100 billion over Brexit. On the same day, the Financial Times reported that France and Germany insist on this amount.
It was also reported that European Commission President 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.
April 25 reported that the EU in the negotiations about Brexit intends to put the UK accounts covering the obligations of London before the European budget and all financial institutions of the European Union.
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.