Extension Likely for Brexit Process - Expert

RIGA, March 13 (LETA) - The Brexit process will most likely lead to a vote on an extension of negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU), Maris Andzans, a researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, believes.

The expert noted that already during the Brexit referendum nobody understood what Brexit really meant, people did not know how to vote and what implications their choice would have. This has resulted in a controversy over the Irish backstop, which has become the main problem in the talks.

Andzans said that British Prime Minister Theresa May has been doing all she can but that there are limits to everything. "She received new guarantees that the border solution would not become permanent, but the legal findings were not in her favor, so the deal was rejected," the researcher said.

He predicted that most probably the situation will lead to a March 14 vote in the UK parliament on an extension of the Brexit process. "In the event of a no-deal Brexit the situation with the border...

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