Schulz discusses challenges of EU-UK negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May

Once Brexit negotiations begin the European Parliament will be a responsible and active partner, Martin Schulz told UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The Parliament President met her during a visit to London on 22-23 September. He said the greatest challenges would be trade and the issue of preserving the freedom of movement of goods, people, services and capital. He also discussed why the Parliament believes article 50 should be triggered as soon as possible.

In addition to May, Schulz also met London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday. On Friday morning he was due to meet Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party. The visit will be concluded with a lecture at the European Institute of the London School of Economics on Friday afternoon.