The citizens of Britain, which after exit from the block wants to retain the advantages of citizenship of the European Union may be able to do it for the money. This was stated by the representative of the European Parliament in the negotiations on Brexit , guy Verhofstadt, reports The Guardian.
Verhofstadt said he supported the principle of the idea according to which citizens will be able to make an annual contribution to Brussels.
«A lot of people said he didn’t want to lose contact. I like the idea that people who are European citizens and want to preserve that nationality had the opportunity. In principle, I like it,» he said.
It is reported that this proposal was presented by liberal MEP from Luxembourg.
MPs will vote for this initiative before the end of the year, but any agreement on Brexit, Britain must have the consent of the leaders of 27 countries-EU members and Parliament.
British conservative Andrew Bridgenthat supports Brexit, said that such plans of the EU trying to ruin the results of the referendum.
«This is an attempt to create two classes of British citizens and to destroy the results of the referendum,» he said.
As reported, London’s High court ruled that Prime Minister Theresa may must obtain the approval of Parliament for enforcement of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU — mechanism by which a country can leave the block.
The government immediately confirmed it will appeal the decision to the Supreme court of Britain.
Prime Minister Theresa may agreed with the requirement that the Parliament should have the opportunity to discuss the government’s plans for Brexit, but noted that this should not be an attempt to block this process.
In mid-October, European Council President Donald Tusk said that the only alternative to the rigid script of the exit of Britain from the EU can only be the rejection of Brexit at all.
Recall that a referendum on British exit from the European Union took place on 23 June. According to the official results, 51.9% of Britons voted for the country’s withdrawal from the community of 48.1% – wanted to remain in the EU.
After the results of the referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation. 13 July, the British government headed by Theresa may, who said that the UK will achieve the most favorable conditions of exit from the EU.
The UK has been an EU member for 43 years.
Meanwhile, the EU leaders urged may not delay the opening of negotiations on the country’s withdrawal from the EU
We will add that according to the head of the Ministry of Finance of great Britain Philip Hammond, the British exit from the European Union, provides for the conclusion of new trade agreements that all the other 27 EU countries will have to ratify, can be delayed for a period of up to 6 years.
The British after Brexit can offer to «buy» citizenship of the European Union 26.11.2016