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TALKING EUROPE

Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2017-03-06

Brexit: When and how will it begin? And what will happen to EU citizens?

March is supposed to be the month that British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50, beginning the official withdrawal process of the UK from the EU. Brussels says the UK will have to reach a financial settlement first before any substantive negotiations on a future relationship or trade deals can begin. Officials expect that sum to be around 60 billion euros - payment, they say, for commitments the UK has already made.

Theresa May has insisted multiple times that the UK will be looking for a "hard" Brexit and opting out of the single market. But is that what the British people voted for?

And where does that leave EU citizens in the UK and vice versa?

Once the UK triggers Article 50, two years of talks with the EU will begin - but at the end of that, what will happen?

We ask our panel of MEPs.

A programme presented by Eve Irvine
Produced by Isabelle Romero and Anais Guérard

By Eve IRVINE

Our guests

Alyn SMITH

British MEP (Scottish National Party), The Greens

Jakob von WEIZSÄCKER

German MEP, Socialists and Democrats

Charles TANNOCK

British MEP, Conservatives and Reformists

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2018-02-03 agriculture

A fair deal for farmers: How to make agriculture pay in 2018 & beyond? (part 1)

Rolling green fields, happy animals and rosy-cheeked fruit-pickers: that's the classic storybook image of farming that many of us grow up with, but the reality is often far from...

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2017-11-26 European Union

Europeans and their food: World-beaters in tradition and traceability?

This month, Talking Europe takes a closer look at just what goes into European food – and asks whether Europe’s tight regulations are working, given the Fipronil egg scandal, as...

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2018-02-10 Slovakia

Slovakia's Europe minister on Bratislava's place in the EU and migrant quotas

This year marks 25 years since one of the countries right at the heart of Europe split in two. This was no civil war, but an event dubbed "The Velvet Revolution", which separated...

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2018-02-10 European Parliament

Equally European: Protecting the EU's minorities

Europe is a patchwork of cultures and people. But there's concern here at the European Parliament that the EU's ethnic minorities and minority languages have been somewhat...

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2018-02-03 Common Agricultural Policy

A fair deal for farmers: How to make agriculture pay in 2018 & beyond? (part 2)

Rolling green fields, happy animals and rosy-cheeked fruit-pickers: that's the classic storybook image of farming that many of us grow up with, but the reality is often far from...

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