published at: April 28, 2021

Brexit/TCA: Agreement as a starting point, next steps need to follow

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 26. April 2021

Terry Reintke, Vice-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, comments on tomorrow’s debate (Tuesday 27 April) on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement:

“This deal is not good because Brexit is not good. Every single aspect of the agreement would have been easier and better with an EU membership. The situation is also complicated because we cannot be sure how trustworthy the UK government really is.

Still this agreement can be a starting point reconstructing what we lost due to Brexit. An important next step would be a return to the Erasmus Programme, giving back to people on both sides of the channel the opportunity to study and work in Europe and the UK.”