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How can UK/EU prevent falling out over money?

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  1. Tollak Bowitz
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Britain has voted to leave the European Union, be that as it may, cooperation between the Union and the UK can still happen. People did not vote for an end of relations and projects, only for a divorce with the EU. The United Kingdom takes advantage of many of the European projects, a wonderful example is the Erasmus program, giving students the opportunity to study overseas. Many projects have been very successful, for instance the European Regional Development Fund ( ERDF ). Such...

Pol Salvat
by Pol Salvat
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Pol Salvat

With article 50 envoked there are some serious questions to be asked about farm subsidies. These subsidies are provided by the EU, contriting to farmers annual invoke and investments in their farm. The potential of loosing these subsidies will have a direct impact on these farmers live and their farming abilities. The government need to ensure they continue supporting this key sector within the UK. 

Isabel Flanagan
by Isabel Flanagan
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Isabel Flanagan

Unfortunately the UK should to pay up, in order to minimize for potential fall out with the EU. Beyond this the negotiations can't really proceed on to a final stage of divorce without the UK paying money it owes back to the EU. Maybe they should get going with the payment plan sooner rather then later to get it over with? Or take their sweet time, and make the process a long winded one, so negotiations go on for longer and EU nationals manage to get to the 5 year mark for permanent residency!

Sofia Munoz Gonzalez
by Sofia Munoz Gonzalez
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Sofia Munoz Gonzalez
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Scientific information, its technologies, and research principles should not be divided post-Brexit. Last year, the opening of the Francis Crick Institute demonstrated the significant advantages of working across borders to develop research that is beneficial to all. As the biggest single biomedical laboratory in Europe, the Institute has discovered mutations in cancer and the immune system and developed new methods to fight malaria amongst many of its great achievement, all of which would...

Janis Wong
by Janis Wong
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Janis Wong
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Right now, the EU is planning to spend €6 million a year on a swanky new 'House of Europe' in the centre of Paris – plus €12 million making the place more plush for EU officials. Jean Arthuis, a French liberal MEP has said that this "won’t solve the issue of how we get citizens closer to the EU.” Of course it won't - it'll end up being a cocktail club for eurocrats.  How can the EU justify this when there are millions living in poverty in Greece thanks in part to the EU pushing an...

Liam Robson
by Liam Robson
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Liam Robson
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Many fear that Brexit could end the British creative industry as we know it. It could mean leaving the EU-funding program called Creative Europe , which has benefitted almost 10 per cent of British art and culture projects –  over £ 10 million in 2014. And no replacement has yet been announced. In addition, the future of the tax relief program for the creative industries, intellectual property rights or income based on resale and licensing, is thrown into question. The creative...

Tollak Bowitz
by Tollak Bowitz
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Tollak Bowitz
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To maintain their world-leading universities the UK should participate in the Horizon2020 Programme (EU Research and Innovation Programme) and the European Research Council (ERC).  Erasmus+ has allowed UK students and staff to visit EU universities, and vice versa, and is important for the future is, but access to other parts of the Horizon2020 should also be mentioned. The UK is the country participating on most Horizon2020 projects and only Germany has received more funding....

Tollak Bowitz
by Tollak Bowitz
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Tollak Bowitz

UK has approved the balance of the EU until 2020. This legal committment has been ratified and approved by the UK government. Therefore, what was due is still due. Other sums should not being asked from the UK government, unless these are  related to the pension schemes of the English employee of the EU institutions.  The only problem would be that in case of disagreement, no court is suitable to settle  the matter. Therefore, if UK does not want to pay, cannot be forced to do so....

Elena Turci
by Elena Turci
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Elena Turci

The UK has decided to leave the EU therefore we must pay for everything that is required of us.

Scarlett Aylen
by Scarlett Aylen
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Scarlett Aylen

Whatever sum is eventually agreed, I think that the most important thing is to divide the payment in different instalments. This is necessary for two reasons: 1) to not weaken a potential economic partner in the future; 2) to avoid acrimonies, which might undermine future relations. 

Valeria Vigilante
by Valeria Vigilante
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