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European Parliament kicks off Brexit debate: Dods EU Monitoring Briefing

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On April 5, the European Parliament held a plenary debate on the Negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union and subsequently adopted a joint motion for a resolution on their position. The debate covered a wide range of subjects ranging from the rights of citizens to what process the negotiations should take. Other issues raised included the future relationship, the need for the EU to focus on its own interests, the financial commitments of the UK and the questions of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.