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EU lawmaker wants transparent Brexit negotiations

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-10 00:54

SOFIA - Bulgarian member of the European Parliament (EP) Mariya Gabriel said here on Friday that the negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) should be transparent.

"Something that is important for us is while Brexit negotiations are underway to have no parallel negotiations related to the way the UK will participate in the common market or bilateral negotiations with member states," Gabriel said during a roundtable discussion.

Gabriel, who is also a vice-chair of the Group of the European People's Party in the EP, said the EU should have a very clear strategy regarding this.

"Very clearly, before the start of the negotiations, we should set our fundamental principles that will allow us to go as an equal partner in these negotiations," she said.

She sincerely hoped that maximum clarity would be achieved.

The transparency of negotiations would also allow EU citizens to know what is happening, she said.


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