The fact that a new British Prime Minister must be elected does not change the divorce agreement between the EU and the UK. With this observation, the European Commission responds to the threat from candidate Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to pay the financial obligations of the UK of more than 40 billion euros.
The committee spokesperson did not want to take a position that could be seen as interference in the British leadership elections. “Everyone knows what is on the table, which has been approved by all Member States,” he said. The government of Prime Minister May, who has stepped in as party leader, was unable to get the agreements, including those on the ‘Brexit note’, from the British parliament. The uncertainty about the Brexit, which has been postponed until October 31, is therefore maintained.
Johnson wants to use the money issue to get a better deal in Brussels if he is elected. The European Commission and the other EU countries have often said that the agreement is not being renegotiated.