Voting is carried out by a “enhanced qualified majority.” The “qualified majority” of the standard standard requires the approval of 55% of Member States representing at least 65% of the total EU population. A “enhanced qualified majority” requires 72% of Member States representing at least 65% of the population. This means that representatives of at least 20 of the remaining 27 Member States will be required to approve the VA. The European Union and the United Kingdom have approved the withdrawal agreement. The British Parliament and the European Parliament have yet to approve the withdrawal agreement. The British Parliament decides that a further extension of the Date of Brexit is necessary because it first wants to examine the corresponding laws before deciding on the withdrawal agreement. The UK government is then asking the EU to postpone the date of Brexit to 31 January 2020. This triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, which defines the procedure for the withdrawal of an EU member state, thus opening a two-year countdown to withdrawal. On 22 October, the British Parliament agreed to review the Brexit Act. But she decided it took longer than the British Prime Minister had proposed. This means that it is no longer possible to withdraw with an agreement on the planned date of Brexit, 31 October.
The Brexit deal will not come into force until the Brexit law is passed by the British Parliament. The UK has launched the formal process of withdrawal negotiations by formally announcing the European Council`s intention to leave the EU. The Council`s vote on the final approval of the VA will take place after the vote in the European Parliament. No Council meeting is scheduled between January 29 and 31. The Council should proceed with the vote by written procedure, with the members of the Council agreeing to vote in writing. The reception of the agreement in the House of Commons ranged from cold to hostile, and the vote was delayed by more than a month. Prime Minister May has received a motion of no confidence within her own party, but the EU has refused to accept further changes. The United Kingdom triggers Article 50.
This means that negotiations on the UK`s withdrawal from the EU can begin. The EU and the UK have two years to reach an agreement. The European Union and the United Kingdom have reached a draft withdrawal agreement. The EU-27 (with the exception of the UK) notes that sufficient progress has been made in Phase 1. This means that phase 2 of the negotiations can begin. In Phase 2, the EU and the UK continue to negotiate the withdrawal agreement.