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By my understanding, this incudes the right to rescind an A.50 notification, but also the obligation to organise the EP elections due next May in its territory, even if it subsequently turns out that the UK has left the EU before the EP is due to hold its first session, in which case the UK members of the EP duly elected will be unable to take their seats and their election will be deemed moot.
The EU can also choose to re-open the Withdrawal Agreement negotiations at a time of its choosing if it is so minded, but then again it may choose not to do so, as appears to be their choice at the present time.
Discussions on the accompanying "Political Declaration" are ongoing, with the UK seeking to give that declaration some legal force, something the EU has not been prepared to concede at the time of writing, particularly as the declarations the UK are seeking might be deemed to be in contradiction of aspects of that Withdrawal Agreement, as concluded last November.
If the choice for the UK becomes one between ratifying the Withdrawal Agreement and a Second referendum, with "no deal" ruled out, the EU will have little incentive to "sweeten the pill" of the Withdrawal Agreement, as its preferred option as always been no Brexit at all.
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