Zammit Dimech will be reponsible for Brexit on Legal Affairs Committee
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The EPP Group MEP responsible for Brexit in the Committee on Legal Affairs will be Francis Zammit Dimech.
Zammit Dimech will be working closely with MEP Elmar Brok the EPP Group spokesperson on Brexit and member of the European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group.
The MEP, reacting to his appointment said that he will follow closely developments in Brexit, “especially how these influence Maltese citizens including businesses, students studying abroad and those working in the UK.”
“Recent high-profile resignations in the United Kingdom confirm that several promises made by the pro-Brexit campaigners could not be achieved and that UK citizens had been misled,” he said.
He went on to say that the most constructive form of collaboration between the European Union and the United Kingdom will be possible after Brexit, and this will very much depend on the negotiations that are ongoing to define the precise relationship between the UK and the EU.
“Those negotiations need to be concluded well before the end of March 2019 when the UK would no longer be considered as forming part of the EU,” said Zammit Dimech.
Last week MEP Elmar Brok and MEP Zammit Dimech had a Q&A session with Maltese students in Strasbourg on Brexit.
During the session Mr. Brok insisted that “only as European countries acting together can we face and overcome the present international challenges facing us. On our own, we would fail.”