European Parliament on Brexit resolution

In its resolution adopted on Wednesday, the European Parliament stressed that negotiations on a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom should not begin until substantial progress has been made in the discussions on the exit agreement.

The rights of EU citizens living in the United Kingdom and those of British citizens living in the EU should also be clarified.

Parliament was critical about concession in terms of future market access if London would come to meet the EU in matters of security. The EP also rejects specific economic relations based on sector-specific agreements.

Both the exit agreement and future trade agreements with London must be approved by the EP. It remains to be seen how member states are positioning themselves. The guidelines on the exit agreement, which are to be adopted by the end of April, will be a first indication of this.