First Deputy Chairman of the European Commission Frans Timmermans said that the EU will be happy if, after Brexit, the UK will decide to return.
“I am saddened that a member of our family wants to sever ties. While I am comforted by the idea that family ties and the reality cannot be broken. We’re not going anywhere and will always welcome your return,” wrote Timmermans column in The Guardian, which he called “My love letter to Britain”.
“This decision to withdraw from the EU will harm you. In the process, had caused so much damage and you yourself, and all of us. And I’m afraid that there will be more difficulties,” says Timmermans.
Besides, the Deputy head of the European Commission had noted that scepticism of the UK to the EU was to some extent beneficial for London and Brussels.
As is known, the UK intends to leave the EU on January 31. In this case, from March 2020 to begin negotiations between London and Brussels about future relations.
In December 2020 will end a transitional period, during which the UK will remain part of the customs Union and the single market of the EU, but will not enter into his decision-making institutions, “Interfax”.