LUXEMBOURG – There comes next week a little more clarity on the question of whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally decide to the announced departure from the EU. The principal adviser of the European Court of Justice gives Tuesday an opinion about. The court follows such opinions often.
The court in Luxembourg held this week a hearing on the question, that there had been laid down by Scottish judges. The lawyer of the British government argued that the question is not relevant because London is not only the plan is the activation of article 50 of the EU treaty to withdraw. The British started that at the end of march 2017. The article stipulates the principle that the departure two years later is a fact.
The EU is proposing that revocation is only possible if all other EU member states that approve it. A one-sided decision of London to the EU would continue to the article otherwise toothless.
When the court ruling is not yet known. May happen that even before the British entered the EU on march 30, 2019 to leave.