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The first ‘give’ in EU’s negotiating stance?

The EU and the UK government should negotiate a deal on the situation & rights of citizens as a matter of urgency and before starting the other Brexit talks, MEPs say.

In a joint hearing organised by the committees of Civil Liberties, Employment and Petitions, most MEPs underlined the “moral duty” to end the uncertainty created for both EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals in the EU since the June referendum. 

The EU should let go of the principle that ‘nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’ in negotiations, because a quick solution for citizens’ rights is a matter of priority. ‘Let´s do this first’, they concurred.  Parliament´s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, said the House might adopt a resolution on this issue, probably after the summer recess.
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