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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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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

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
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Article 50 references an exit 'agreement'. If there was a clear legal checklist of the UK's financial obligations to the EU, as the EU negotiating team seem to suggest, there would be no need for this agreement. Therefore, the two sides should stop legalistic grandstanding and work out how much should be paid for mutual benefit – it's in the UK's interest to pay some money to set a friendly tone for hashing out of a trade deal and continue to benefit from joint projects, and in the EU's...

Liam Robson
by Liam Robson
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Liam Robson
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The UK should pay what it is required to because it has to respect its obligations. This is a matter of respecting the commitments made, which involve thousands of communities, businesses, projects for which money has already been allocated. It is not difficult to imagine how many problems would create an interruption of such projects. As the President of the European Council also said, "It's not about money, it's about rules".

Manuela Cristiano
by Manuela Cristiano
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Manuela Cristiano
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Both Britain and the EU should pay and share the divorce bill for Brexit. This is essential to maintain good relations between the UK and EU and  “settle the accounts” before starting talks on any possible future trading relationship between the two. 

Marta Kochetkova
by Marta Kochetkova
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Marta Kochetkova

Britain and the EU should settle on a total amount and split it half and half. That's fair and square. This will keep relations good in the future. I am thinking about the Treaty of Versailles. It was too harsh on Germany and led to Hitler. Britain has not even lost a war. It's just decided to leave. The EU doesn't want an angry Britain. Nor does the EU its own countries feeling sorry about the bad treatment towards Britain. They might fancy getting out too then.

Fred Cullen
by Fred Cullen
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