The Chronology of the Negotiations that Led to the Historic Moment of the Signing of the Brexit Agreement


  • Dumitrita Florea Lecturer Phd Dumitriţa Florea, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania
  • Narcisa Gales Lecturer Phd Narcisa Gales, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania



The reality is that we have witnessed in the last 4 years, since the procedure of negotiating the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union in 2016 has started, a real political impasse on the stage of European relations. Who would have imagined on the 1st of January 1973, when England became a member of the European Union after many indecisions – some of them more arrogant than others that in 47 years' time it will be the first Member State to avail itself of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which for the first time provided for the right of a Member State to withdraw voluntarily from the European Union? If we look a little at the historical context of England's accession to the EU, we may see similar hesitations that have delayed it so much in joining the EU. Although after the end of the Second World War the economic situation of England was precarious, it still manages to become one of the great world powers. However, in 1951 it refused to join the founding group of the ECSC and also refused to sign the Treaty of Rome in 1957. England believed that the status of leader of the Commonwealth offered you a privileged status compared to other European states in international affairs, especially those with the United States of America, but, nevertheless, it did not bring benefits in the relations with the 6 European states, that were going to establish the European Union. When it realized that this was not a good way for things to happen, in 1961 announced its intention to join the European Economic Community, only that in 1963 France voted against the request. It was only after Charles de Gaulle's resignation in 1969 that the United Kingdom's path to accession was opened. Political and economic integration seemed to be the best solution for achieving a stable economic future.




How to Cite

Florea, D., & Gales, N. (2020). The Chronology of the Negotiations that Led to the Historic Moment of the Signing of the Brexit Agreement. Journal for Ethics in Social Studies, 4(1), 53-69.

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