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What should the aim of the negotiations be?

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The Brexit negotiations, which have officially started this month, are meant to last until 2019 and would presumably end in a positive manner for all the actors involved. Or so the theory goes! Unfortunately, last year’s events and public statements have hurled us into a world of unpredictability, where an often unchecked rhetoric went from a “hard” to a “soft” and now an “open” Brexit with little regard for those who really matters – the citizens. In this author opinion the key priority...

Mihai Sebe
by Mihai Sebe
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Mihai Sebe

Whist the EU side of the negotiations has remained largely unchanged from its statements back in 2016 following the Brexit vote, the same stance cannot be said of the UK. It is important that the UK be as transparent as possible to ensure that UK citizens are able to make the government accountable to its word, or else the EU's bargaining chip will go greater and greater as time ticks closer to the end two years later...

Janis Wong
by Janis Wong
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Janis Wong

The aim of the negotiations should be to foremost respect the fact that a referendum has taken place, and that the people have voted out. It should however be a negotiation that is representative of the whole population of the UK including EU nationals living in the country and UK nationals living in other EU states. In order to reach a divorce that is as painless as possible. This includes both the people who voted out and those who voted in. 

Sofia Munoz Gonzalez
by Sofia Munoz Gonzalez
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Sofia Munoz Gonzalez

The immediate aim of the negotiations should be to protect the rights of current EU citizens in the UK, and EU citizens in the UK. These citizens who have moved and worked abroad should have their rights fully protected even after the UK leaves the EU. After basic and fair rights are sustained for citizens, the next aim of the negotiations should be other areas of cooperation, looking at a continued sharing of security and intelligence services. This would set a positive tone for the next...

Ellie Couchman
by Ellie Couchman
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Ellie Couchman
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The EU’s role in promoting women’s rights has been important. Its continued support in ensuring that men and women are treated as equal citizens is protected in its treaties as a core value of the EU. For example, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) extends beyond a general commitment to gender equality. According to Richard Corbett, a Labour MP,  the word ‘equality’ seldom appears in the Brexit White Paper, although the paper does mention a Great Repeal Bill, which...

Peace Ani
by Peace Ani
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Peace Ani
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The Brexit negotiations should focus on establishing a fruitful future relationship between the UK and EU based on the Article 50 notification principles, including the need to agree to a comprehensive agreement to prevent delays and repeat negotiations and prioritising the rights of citizens in technical talks on detailed policy.   

Marta Kochetkova
by Marta Kochetkova
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