Europeans should fork out billions extra to fund the EU Funds if there’s a No Deal Brexit and Britain doesn’t pay £39billion divorce invoice, the bloc’s finance chief warns
- Gunther Oettinger mentioned remaining member states will face further massive EU payments
- The EU’s Funds Commissioner mentioned in Germany this may very well be 500,000 euros
- Brexiteers have urged PM to not pay the £39bn divorce invoice till commerce deal finished
Kate Ferguson, Senior Political Correspondent For Mailonline
A no deal Brexit might depart Europeans having to fork out billions extra to plug the gaping gap within the EU’s finances, the bloc’s finance chief has warned.
Gunther Oettinger mentioned the remaining 27 member states will face a hefty invoice if the UK doesn’t pay the £39billion divorce invoice it has promised.
And he warned that Germany alone might should cough up lots of of hundreds of thousands of euros extra to fund the shortfall.
Quizzed on the attainable fall-out of a no deal Brexit, Mr Oettinger, EU Commissioner for the Funds, mentioned it might imply Europeans having to pay extra.
Gunther Oettinger (file image) mentioned the remaining 27 member states will face a hefty invoice if the UK doesn’t pay the £39billion divorce invoice it has promised
He advised the German newspaper Westfälische Rundschau: ‘It is determined by whether or not, following a disorderly Brexit, the British could be ready to satisfy their rights and obligations as contributors by the tip of the monetary yr 2019.
‘If this isn’t the case, subsequent yr a medium three-digit million quantity might be added to Germany.’
His feedback counsel that the EU 27 member states left within the bloc might should pay billions extra into the Funds.
Brexiteers have urged Theresa Might to refuse at hand over the hefty divorce invoice till the EU agrees to a commerce deal – warning that Britain dangers throwing away its trump card in talks if it indicators over the money earlier.
The PM has thrashed out a Brexit take care of the EU – however her plan has been plunged into turmoil and her authority dealt a hammer blow by the troubled talks.
She delayed a crunch vote by MPs on her deal after admitting that she would have been defeated by an enormous margin.
The humiliating admission dealt a serious blow to her authority and triggered an try to oust her as chief by her Brexiteer backbenchers.
Theresa Might (pictured together with her husband Philip heading to church in Maidenhead on Christmas Day) is going through huge opposition to her deal from each Remainers and Brexiteers
Mrs Might survived the dramatic confidence vote and clung on in No10, however solely by promising to return to the negotiating desk to persuade the EU to scrap the controversial Irish backstop
However to date her pleas for extra concessions to provide her deal a preventing probability of getting her deal handed by MPs have been snubbed by EU leaders.
The PM’s deal is extensively anticipated to be voted down by MPs when the Commons votes on it subsequent month, after over 100 Tories voiced grave issues over the blueprint and the DUP vowed to not again it.
However Mr Oettinger mentioned he believes that Britain might again the Brexit deal – regardless of the fierce criticism it has sparked.
He mentioned: ‘It’s not totally unlikely that the British Parliament will vote for the divorce treaty in January.
‘For a disorderly Brexit or for a brand new referendum there may be definitely no majority.’