MEPs will debate on Wednesday morning the guidelines for the EU negotiations with the UK that the European Council agreed at its last meeting in April. European Council President Donald Tusk, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier will take part in the debate.
The guidelines agreed by the Council are broadly in line with the key principles and conditions for the UK’s withdrawal agreement European Parliament adopted on 5 April. In their resolution, MEPs gave priority to securing equal and fair treatment for EU citizens living in the UK and British citizens living in the EU. Other key points concern the integrity of the internal market, the peace process in Northern Ireland, and the budgetary aspects of the UK withdrawal.
Any agreement at the end of UK-EU negotiations will need to win the approval of the European Parliament.
Debate: Wednesday 17 May
Procedure: European Council and Commission statements
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