Cabinet Approves Bulgaria's Position on EU-UK Brexit Talks
Thursday, 27 April 2017
The Council of Ministers Wednesday approved Bulgaria's positions for the April 27 EU General Affairs Council and the April 29 European Council in an EU27 format (without the UK). The two forums are to adopt the guidelines for the Brexit talks.
Bulgaria supports the core elements of the draft guidelines, including the EU's unified positions, meaning that there will be no separate negotiations between individual Member States and the UK; orderly withdrawal so as to reduce uncertainty for natural or legal persons; indivisibility of the four freedoms of the Single Market; the principle that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed"; and a phased approach, meaning that the European Council will determine when sufficient progress has been achieved in the negotiations under Article 50 to allow negotiations to proceed to the framework for the future EU-UK relationship.