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Bulgaria adopts two Brexit action plans

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The Bulgarian government on Wednesday adopted plans of action of the country if Britain exits the European Union with or without a deal.

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In the case of a regulated Brexit, the maximum possible citizens' rights, financial interests of the country and existing commercial, transport and other links would be guaranteed, with minimum gaps, the statement said.

At the same time, "given the current state of the Brexit process," Bulgaria was also preparing for a no-deal scenario, the statement said.

In both cases, Bulgaria envisaged measures in several areas, including legislation, administrative capacity, training and information awareness activities, it said.

Bulgarian institutions should implement appropriate measures depending on the type of Brexit and the availability of a transition period, it added.

On Tuesday, the British House of Commons passed an amendment to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to renegotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union (EU) despite repeated warnings from Brussels that it does not want to reopen the treaty signed off by the other 27 EU leaders.

By 317 votes to 301, parliament members gave their backing to May's deal which they rejected earlier this month, providing changes are made to the so-called Irish backstop border issue.

In less than two months for Britain to leave the EU on March 29 by default, London is seeking an orderly Brexit while preparing for a possible no-deal divorce.

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