Progress in defending the priorities of the EU in the first four rounds of talks with the British exit from the European Union is insufficient. This is stated in the draft resolution on Brexit, approved at the parliamentary conference on 28 September, the press service of European Parliament.
The resolution States that the European Council must recognize the lack of «sufficient progress» in three key EU objectives: ensuring the rights of citizens of the EU and the UK, the definition of a financial liability in the UK after the country’s withdrawal from the Union and the resolution of border issues between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Success in protecting these priorities will be achieved only if a significant breakthrough in the fifth round of talks, the report said.
The draft prepared by the parliamentary group on Brexit, will be voted in the European Parliament on 3 October.
«Protecting the rights of citizens is an absolute priority for the European Parliament. The agreement about the withdrawal of the United Kingdom must retain the entire set of rights enjoyed by citizens at the present time, as provided by the legislation of the European Union», – said the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani.
A referendum on British exit from the EU was held on 23 June 2016. According to the results, 51.9% of Britons voted for the country’s withdrawal from the community of 48.1% – wanted to remain in the EU.
The official procedure of withdrawal of Britain from the EU was launched on 29 March 2017 and will take about two years.
19 June in Brussels began negotiations for a Brexit.
The Financial Times wrote that the European Union would require the UK before exiting the unit to pay up to €100 billion.
Secretary for the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union David Davis said Britain may withdraw from talks on Brexit if Brussels does not cancel the requirement to pay the London multi-billion dollar compensation.
In September, the Times newspaper reported about the readiness of London to pay compensation in the range of £40 billion.
The European Parliament: Progress in the protection of EU priorities in the negotiations on Brexit insufficient 28.09.2017