EU Rejects Britain's Bid To Reopen Brexit Negotiations

Law360, London (January 30, 2019, 6:06 PM GMT) -- The legal standing of British businesses in the European Union after Brexit received a new dose of uncertainty on Wednesday after top EU officials rejected the U.K.'s bid to reopen talks on the withdrawal agreement, adding to the confusion surrounding Britain’s expected departure on March 29.

British MPs voted 317-301 on Tuesday night for Prime Minister Theresa May to return to Brussels and renegotiate the terms of a temporary “backstop” customs mechanism, which aims to prevent a hard border forming between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The vote set her on a collision course with the EU, with European Commission President Jean-Claude...

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