Malta will not be leading Brexit negotiations – PM
Prime Minister Muscat has said that Malta will not be leading the negotiations related to Brexit, even though the British Prime Minister has already stated that she would discuss the issue during the Maltese Presidency. He said that Malta’s role is still a very clear one and the position remains unchanged.
Theresa May announced on Sunday that it would invoke Article 50, which will eventually lead to Brexit, during the Maltese Presidency. “Malta’s position remains the same. We want a fair deal which is, however, inferior to a full membership,” Dr Muscat insisted.
Speaking to journalists following a visit to the University of Malta, the Prime Minister said that the government’s position is that the four freedoms of the EU must be protected and cannot be decoupled.
Britain will trigger the formal process to leave the European Union before the end of March, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday, bringing to an end weeks of speculation on the timing of the move.