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Montevideo, May 27th 2017 - 23:08 UTC

Tag: Guy Verhofstadt

  • Monday, May 15th 2017 - 07:46 UTC

    EU prepared to block Brexit talks unless citizenship measures are “reasonable”

    Guy Verhofstadt indicated the parliament would be prepared to veto any final deal unless the measures on citizenship were acceptable.

    The European Parliament could seek to block talks on a UK-EU trade deal unless guarantees are put in place for the rights of citizens, the MEP in charge of the process has indicated. Guy Verhofstadt, the parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, said MEPs would have to decide whether sufficient progress had been made on issues including EU citizens’ rights in the UK and those of British expatriates on the continent before talks on Britain’s future relationship with Brussels could proceed.

  • Monday, April 24th 2017 - 11:26 UTC

    PM May's snap election driven by “political opportunism”, claims EU parliament Brexit negotiator

    Verhofstadt Brussels believed chances of a deal were being eroded by PM May's “tough negotiating red lines” and lack of “political room for manoeuvre”

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May's claims that a general election victory will strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations have been called “nonsensical” by the European Parliament's chief Brexit coordinator. Guy Verhofstadt, a long-standing critic of Brexit, wrote in The Observer that it was “irrelevant” whether the Conservatives increased their majority.

  • Wednesday, April 19th 2017 - 04:59 UTC

    The snap election and consequences seen from the European Union

    Most official EU reactions were non-committal. European Council President Donald Tusk, indicated that they had a “good phone call”

    Prime Minister Theresa May announcement of a June snap election could strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations but the rest of the European Union was firm about its position in the two-year talks, insisting that their stance would be unchanged whatever the result.

  • Monday, March 13th 2017 - 08:30 UTC

    EU should be “open and generous” to UK citizens, says European Parliament leader

     Guy Verhofstadt said he hoped to convince European leaders to allow Britons to keep certain rights if they apply for them on an individual basis.

    British citizens should be able to choose to keep various benefits of EU membership including the freedom of movement after Brexit, the European Parliament’s chief negotiator has said. Guy Verhofstadt said he hoped to convince European leaders to allow Britons to keep certain rights if they apply for them on an individual basis.