In his first official visit, EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani met with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London to discuss the Brexit conditions set by an overwhelming majority of MEPs earlier this month.
It's a visit set amid an ongoing separation. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani arrived in Downing Street for the first time to talk Brexit with the British Prime Minister. We want to strengthen citizens' rights. European citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in the European Union. This is the most important message, we want to work together. Parliament's priorities remain: from putting citizens first to no cherry-picking in the single market and no bilateral talks between the UK and individual EU member states. Any Brexit withdrawal deal will need Parliament's green light. In the meantime, Theresa May has unexpectedly called for a snap election seeking a stronger mandate before talks begin. President Tajani welcomed the move. To have a new government before the beginning of the official negotiation is good not only for the UK but also for us. But caught in between all this are people on both sides of the Channel – unsure of what it all means for them. President Tajani met with NGOs in London to listen to some of their concerns.