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European Parliament approves Brexit resolution
15:51, 5 April 2017
European Parliament approves Brexit resolution

UK should comply with the obligations taken earlier

15:51, 5 April 2017

European Parliament

MEPs have approved the resolution containing terms for British withdrawal from the EU (Brexit). This was reported by the official website of the European Parliament.

The voting took place today in the framework of European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg. The document contains several key provisions which actually define the tonality of upcoming Brexit negotiations, which should start in the coming weeks between London and Brussels.

The resolution called for "both sides to act in good faith and full transparency so as to ensure an orderly exit".

"UK will also have to shoulder its obligations, including financial obligations stemming inter alia from the current long-term EU budget," the resolution says.

"The resolution warns against any trade-off between security and the future EU-UK economic relationship, opposes any sort of cherry picking or a piecemeal economic relationship based on sector-specific deals, and reiterates the indivisibility of the four freedoms of the single market - free movement of goods, capital, services, and people," the document reads.

Finally, the resolution stresses that only when “substantial progress” has been made in talks on how the UK is to leave the EU, discussions on possible transitional arrangements can begin. "These arrangements must not last longer than three years, while an agreement on a future relationship can only be concluded once the UK has left the EU."

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