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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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03.10.2017 - 15:31

Brexit: no talks about future relationships before withdrawal results are obtained

"Unless there is a major breakthrough on the withdrawal results during the fifth negotiation round, the European Council has to postpone the start of negotiation talks on the future relationship...
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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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24.06.2016 - 08:57

UK Referendum

The British people have decided to leave the European Union. In light of this outcome, the European People’s Party (EPP) President, Joseph Daul, and the EPP Group in the European Parliament...
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24.02.2016 - 16:51

UK Referendum and migration debate

"We have war in Ukraine, in Libya, in Syria, we have an aggressive Russian partner in President Putin, and we have too many people seeking jobs and prosperity. Europe is in a very difficult...
Manfred Weber meets David Cameron
16.02.2016 - 15:43

UK: a deal is not easy but it's feasible

Following his meeting with British PM David Cameron, Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, made the following statement: "It is an important week for the...

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