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For 78% of EU citizens, the primary objective for Brexit negotiations should be to protect the interests of the remaining EU27, while 22% want the...

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A poll conducted by RED C Research and Marketing, commissioned by the EPP Group, found that 78% of Europeans want the primary objective for Brexit...

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Brexit

On 29 March 2017, following a referendum 9 months earlier in which the UK voted by a slim majority to leave the EU, the UK triggered Article 50, officially starting Brexit - the first time a Member State leaves the EU - and a 2-year negotiation period on a ‘divorce settlement’.

The European Parliament will have to approve or reject the final departure deal and was the first EU institution to adopt its position on Brexit negotiations in April 2017.

This position reflects our priorities: securing the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the Member States, ensuring the UK meets its financial commitments and an agreement on Northern Ireland that avoids a 'hard' border with Ireland and sets the terms of the Good Friday peace agreement in stone.

The resolution will also be the yardstick by which we will measure the outcome of negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Brexit will remain high on the agenda of the European Parliament over the next two years as the EU and the UK negotiate first the orderly withdrawal of the UK, then a transitional arrangement and finally a deal on our future relationship.

According to a poll commissioned by our Group, 78% of EU citizens think the primary objective for Brexit negotiations should be to protect the interests of the remaining EU27, in particular their economies. More poll results.

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Brexit
12.05.2017 - 09:30

Three quarters of Europeans think EU future is more important than relations with post-Brexit UK

A poll conducted by RED C Research and Marketing, commissioned by the EPP Group, found that 78% of Europeans want the primary objective for Brexit negotiations to be protecting the good future of the...
Brexit
04.04.2017 - 15:15

Our red lines on Brexit

At a press conference in Strasbourg earlier today, Manfred Weber, Chairman of the EPP Group, outlined the EPP Group's red lines on the Brexit negotiations. Europe’s citizens come...
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01.07.2016 - 12:15

Brexit: Shakespeare in London

In keeping with the traditional Shakespearean tragedy, David Cameron and Boris Johnson are the flawed protagonists placed in a stressful situation that ends fatally. Politics and personal power...

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Brexit
12.05.2017 - 09:28

Brexit: 78% in EU think first aim should be to protect EU27

For 78% of EU citizens, the primary objective for Brexit negotiations should be to protect the interests of the remaining EU27, while 22% want the focus to be on building a new economic relationship...
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04.05.2017 - 12:58

EPP Group to meet Blair, Barnier on Brexit in Ireland

Brexit and negotiating objectives will top the agenda of an EPP Group Bureau meeting in Co Wicklow, Ireland on 11-12 May, hosted by the Leader of the Irish (Fine Gael) Delegation, Seán Kelly...
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05.04.2017 - 11:20

Brexit: you can't have a better deal outside the EU than in

“Our message is clear: we first negotiate the divorce, then we talk about the future Treaty; we need to put an end to the uncertainty in which citizens concerned are living. And finally, the...

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