|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Series Title||Plenary at a Glance|
|Series Details||October 2017|
|Publication Date||October 2017|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog, Policy-making|
+ 29 March 2017: The UK triggered Article 50, the process for the start of the negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
+ 19 June 2017: 1st Round
+ 17-20 July 2017: 2nd Round
+ 28-31 August 2017: 3rd Round
+ 25-28 September 2017: 4th Round
+ 9-12 October 2017: 5th RoundSince June 2017, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) held four rounds of Brexit talks, focused on the first phase priority issues:
+ citizens’ rights
The European Parliament were due to vote on a non-binding consultative resolution at its Plenary 1 session on the 3 October 2017 prior to the 19-20 October European Council (EU 27) meeting, which was set to consider whether 'sufficient progress' had been achieved to move negotiations onto the second phase, on the future EU-UK relationship.
Author: Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig
In the resolution adopted on the 3 October 2017 MEPs said that sufficient progress on the EU’s priority aims, a prerequisite for negotiating any transition period or future relationship between the EU and UK, had not been achieved.
The government leaders of the EU 27 member states should postpone their assessment of Brexit on the 20 October 2017 as 'sufficient progress' had not been made on the three key aims unless the fifth round of talks on the UK’s withdrawal (9-12 October 2017) from the EU delivered a major breakthrough.
MEPs voted by 557 to 92 (with 29 abstentions) in favour of the resolution drawn up by the five major political groups in the European Parliament.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United Kingdom|