Procedure : 2016/2800(RSP)
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Document selected : B8-0841/2016

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to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission

pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure

on the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom (2016/2800(RSP))

Syed Kamall on behalf of the ECR Group

European Parliament resolution on the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom (2016/2800(RSP))  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

1.  Notes that the referendum in the United Kingdom on its membership of the European Union has resulted in a vote of 51.9 % in favour of withdrawal; respects this democratic decision of the British people;

2.  Recognises that the relationship between the 27 other Member States of the European Union and the United Kingdom has now entered a transitional phase in preparation for the UK’s formal withdrawal from the European Union;

3.  Notes that the negotiations on the withdrawal agreement should begin shortly and should take place in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union; calls for these negotiations to be undertaken in a considered and measured manner in order to ensure that the withdrawal agreement provides for the establishment of a positive and constructive partnership between the members of the European Union and the United Kingdom in the future;

4.  Urges the leaders of the EU institutions and of the Member States to regard the results of the referendum in the United Kingdom as an important signal of wider discontent; calls on them to reflect on the way the Union should be reformed in order to bring it closer to citizens and guarantee better compliance with the principle of subsidiarity;

5.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the European Council and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.

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