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UK will have to pay out of the EU, despite statements by British MP and former foreign Minister of the country Boris Johnson. This was stated by a source close to the President of France Emmanuel Makron, reports Reuters.
According to him, “failure to comply with payment obligations is a breach of international agreements, which is tantamount to a default on sovereign debt”, that is, bankruptcy. He added that the consequences of such actions are well known.
Prior to that, Johnson said the country will not pay the EU if he is elected Prime Minister.
Johnson is considered the main contender for the post of head of the government and the Conservative party after the resignation of Theresa may. He is one of the main opponents of the “soft deal”, which the EU agreed the former Prime Minister. In July 2018 because of disagreements on this basis, he resigned from the post of foreign Minister.
Johnson, in particular, considers that withdrawal from the EU should be several mandatory conditions: a maximum of two years for the transition period, the refusal of the new regulations proposed by the EU, the lack of payment for access to the common market at the end of the transition period. May also allow extension of this period up to 2022 and paying EU 39 billion pounds ($45 billion).
Britain were to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. Due to the governmental crisis, the EU has twice gave London a reprieve. The current deadline is 31 October.
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