EP President Meeting with Mayor of London
European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, met with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to discuss the consequences of Brexit on the city of London.
President Tajani used the opportunity to outline some of his views on the upcoming Brexit negotiations.
“Tomorrow, Prime Minister May is expected to trigger Article 50 and the Conference of Presidents will discuss the Parliament’s position on the Brexit negotiations and the Parliament will play a key role in deciding the outcome of the negotiations.
As European Parliament President, I will ensure that all positions will be fairly represented in this debate.
We will work hard towards achieving a fair and orderly divorce between the EU and the UK and the Parliament will ensure that the interests of our citizens will be protected.
It should be clear that to be a member cannot be the same thing as not being one. Nevertheless, after the divorce, we should work towards a good partnership with the UK and our friends in London.
The UK is leaving the European Union not Europe.”
President Tajani also wanted to send a message of support to London and emphasise the importance of close cooperation regardless of Brexit.
“In the name of the European Parliament, I would like to express our solidarity and sympathies to all those affected by the terrible events last week.
The attack is a tragic reminder that we must work more closely than ever to fight terrorism and prevent radicalisation. Police, intelligence, and judicial cooperation in criminal matters must be enhanced to ensure the safety and security of our citizens.”