Elmar Brok comments on the current state of the Brexit negotiations
By a clear majority of more than 550 votes, the European Parliament stated with its third Brexit resolution that sufficient progress has been achieved in the first round of negotiations. Therefore, the Parliament recommends the initiation of the second phase of the negotiations to the Council.
Elmar Brok, European People’s Party’s (EPP) Brexit coordinator and Brexit-Sherpa for the European Parliament, said: „I welcome that we are entering the next phase of negotiations. The negotiated points are binding for the parties and will make the upcoming partnership negotiations possible. Maintaining last week’s agreements and their legally binding incorporation into the Withdrawal Agreement is crucial. Without this agreement, there cannot be a transitional arrangement or a trade agreement. Statements like that of Brexit Minister Davis should not destroy the mutual trust.”