Markup: Article I, Section 2: Withdrawal Clause
_3. Withdrawal and entry into the European Union is free but not anarchic. Withdrawal from the European Union means that the former member state is denied re-entry into the organisation for the next three months, after which it can re-assume membership as it wishes.
Proposed Change to:
2. All states are free to leave the European Union, either temporarily or permanently. Intent to leave must be declared in writing in order to take effect. Withdrawing a European Councillor temporarily does not constitute withdrawal from the European Union.
Re-entry text has been moved to its own clause. The new text also defines when a nation officially is said to have withdrawn from the EU.
The proposal is approved, 4-0.