According to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, the current German Defense Minister, if necessary, more time should be given to continue negotiations on the termination of Britain’s membership of the EU, even by extending the Brexit deadline, EU funds said in Brussels on Monday.
In a letter to the Socialist and Liberal political groups in the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen stated that he would be prepared to prepare the negotiations for a “forward-looking and strategic partnership on which the European Union intends to build future relations with Great Britain” in the event of his election as President of the Commission.
“If you need more time to do this, and if there are good reasons, I’ll support extending Brexit’s appointed deadline,” he said.
The European Council, at its three-day summit in early July, decided to propose Ursula von der Leyen to the post of President of the European Commission. However, the candidate must be elected by a majority of the members of the European Parliament. In order to approve the appointment of von der Leyen as President of the Commission, he needs at least 376 votes in the 751 EP, which is scheduled to vote in plenary on Tuesday in Strasbourg.
At its meeting on 11 April in Brexit, the European Council, at the request of the United Kingdom and in agreement with the United Kingdom, extended the deadline for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal by 31 October.