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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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08.03.2018 - 15:55

Brexit: EP proposes close relationship in form of an Association Agreement

MEPs will next week in Strasbourg set out their views on the post-Brexit framework for the future EU-UK relationship. The draft resolution agreed by the European Parliament Conference of...
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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...

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16.05.2018 - 11:34

Brexit: no arbitrary decisions on British clearing houses

The EPP Group in the European Parliament does not want to require British-based clearing houses to relocate after Brexit, but wants more regulatory power over non-EU clearing houses if they clear...
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13.03.2018 - 11:55

UK red lines have consequences

“Brexit is bad for all of us. The negotiations are now about limiting the damage”, said Elmar Brok MEP, EPP Group Brexit Spokesman and Member of the EP’s Brexit Steering Group, in...
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22.02.2018 - 11:39

End rebate logic - we all benefit from EU budget

“The EU budget must be strengthened without penalising taxpayers. Post-2020, we have to stop rebates, compensations and end the logic of ‘juste retour’ and ‘I want my money...

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