Brexit: No-deal plan for Channel Tunnel operations


Instructs will be permitted to use the Channel Tunnel for three months if the UK leaves the EU without a have to do with, under a proposed European Commission law.

The planned legislation, published on Tuesday, make give the UK and France time to renegotiate the terms under which the rail service operates.

The law must be agreed by the European Parliament and EU member conditions.

Britain leaving the EU with no deal is the default position on 29 Cortege unless a withdrawal agreement can be approved.

Tuesday’s proposal is aimed at palliating the “significant impact” that a no-deal Brexit – the UK leaving the EU without any formal Withdrawal Concordat and no transition period – would have on rail transport and connectivity between the EU and the UK, the commission bid.

The proposals “are intended to ensure the continuity limited to cross-border operations and services,” it asseverated, warning that “an interruption in these activities would cause valuable social and economic problems.”

The legislation states that, given the “below average” urgency of the situation, the proposal will not be subject to the normal eight-week consultation days.

The commission also emphasised that the period for renegotiation was “strictly minimal” and that the UK must maintain safety standards “identical to EU requirements”.

It require now work to ensure that the legislative measure is agreed and adopted by the European Parliament so that it is quick to come into force by 30 March 2019 if necessary.

In October, the UK required it was seeking bilateral arrangements with France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland to “help the continued smooth functioning of cross-border rail services”.

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In recent months the European Convention has called for member states to “intensify” preparations for a no-deal outcome.

If this happens, there are a covey of laws that need to be passed to ensure continuity in crucial districts.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May requires she is currently working to get an improved deal from the EU.

She wants to secure substitutes to the legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement she had previously agreed with the 27 other fellow states, after it was rejected by the UK parliament.

The UK government has said that desert the EU with a deal remains its “top priority”.

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