EP positive about Brexit breakthrough

World December 8, 2017 18:03

brussels - Like the European Commission, the European Parliament (EP) will also recommend to the European Heads of State and Government that negotiations with the British can begin on future trade relations.

'Many questions from the European Parliament have been answered,' said MEP Guy Verhofstadt, who is leading the EP steering committee on Brexit.

He responded to a breakthrough in the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union about the intended departure of the British. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May reached an agreement in principle on Friday morning on the conditions for Brexit.

There are still unresolved issues, but the Commission believes that the negotiations on the division of property have been sufficiently advanced to continue. Then the transition period and the future (trade) relationship will be discussed.

The MEPs will vote in Strasbourg next week on a resolution intended for European leaders. They have to give the official start of this 'second phase of the Btexit negotiations at a European summit in Brussels next Friday. '

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