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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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2017-11-19 Russia

Ukraine's deputy PM on Kiev's EU ambitions, corruption and Russian influence

Four years ago almost to the day, Ukrainians seeking closer ties with the European Union began gathering in Kiev. By February 2014, the so-called "EuroMaidan" protests would...

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2017-11-19 European Union

A journalist murdered: Europe's media freedom under threat

She was a tenacious investigative journalist, uncovering corruption at the highest levels. In mid-October, Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered, prompting an...

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2017-11-11 Brexit

'It seems very difficult for London to come to terms with the reality of Brexit'

How much should the UK pay to leave the European Union? Does the current turbulence in Westminster undermine French confidence in the Brexit negotiations? Should the EU intervene...

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2017-11-11 COP23

Can Europe meet its climate commitments?

It's almost two years since the historic Paris Agreement on limiting global warming was signed. Now, at the COP23 summit in Bonn from November 6 to 17, the world is waiting to...

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2017-11-04 European Union

Exclusive: Nick Clegg explains how to stop Brexit

Former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg wants to stop Brexit – and he thinks he knows how to do it. In an interview with FRANCE 24's European affairs editor Catherine...

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