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Belgium: EP won't accept 'discrimination against EU citizens' - EP President02:34

Belgium: EP won't accept 'discrimination against EU citizens' - EP President

Belgium, Brussels
March 7, 2018 at 22:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani presented the draft motion on Brexit to the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, and said that Parliament would not accept “discrimination” against EU citizens who come to Britain during the Brexit transition period by UK immigration authorities.

“3.5 million are leaving now, but also we want to defend the citizens arriving in the UK during the transition”, Tajani said.

The European Parliament President then criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May for her speech last week saying, “She was clear on the customs union and single market maneuver; however, her position leaves little room for alternatives.”

Tajani also called on the UK to speed up its proposals to resolve the question of Northern Ireland as Britain leaves the EU. "Parliament is still waiting for a UK proposal preventing a hard border", he said.

The motion will be discussed in the European Parliament on Tuesday next week, with MEPs voting on it on Wednesday.

Belgium: EP won't accept 'discrimination against EU citizens' - EP President02:34
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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani presented the draft motion on Brexit to the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, and said that Parliament would not accept “discrimination” against EU citizens who come to Britain during the Brexit transition period by UK immigration authorities.

“3.5 million are leaving now, but also we want to defend the citizens arriving in the UK during the transition”, Tajani said.

The European Parliament President then criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May for her speech last week saying, “She was clear on the customs union and single market maneuver; however, her position leaves little room for alternatives.”

Tajani also called on the UK to speed up its proposals to resolve the question of Northern Ireland as Britain leaves the EU. "Parliament is still waiting for a UK proposal preventing a hard border", he said.

The motion will be discussed in the European Parliament on Tuesday next week, with MEPs voting on it on Wednesday.

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