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Other Acts P6_TA-PROV (2017)0102 (05/04/2017)

Type: Acts of the European Union: European Parliament Resolution on negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 04/05/2017

Subject: The European Parliament calls for the negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, as provided for in Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, to begin as soon as possible; it reiterates the importance of the withdrawal agreement and any possible transitional arrangement(s) entering into force well before the elections to the European Parliament of May 2019; it recalls that the withdrawal agreement can only be concluded with the consent of the European Parliament, as is also the case for any possible future agreement on relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom as well as any possible transitional arrangements; it affirms that the withdrawal agreement should address the following elements: the legal status of EU-27 citizens living or having lived in the United Kingdom and of United Kingdom citizens living or having lived in other Member States, as well as other provisions concerning their rights; the settlement of financial obligations between the United Kingdom and the European Union; the European Union’s external border; the clarification of the status of the United Kingdom’s international commitments undertaken as a Member State of the European Union, given that the European Union of 27 Member States will be the legal successor to the European Union of 28 Member States; legal certainty for legal entities, including companies; the designation of the Court of Justice of the European Union as the competent authority for the interpretation and enforcement of the withdrawal agreement

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