Great Britain’s Brexit chief negotiator David Davis said on Thursday that the UK will be free to introduce visas for Poland, Romania and Bulgaria and may do so after its “orderly exit” from the European Union, Euractiv.com reports.
David and his EU counterpart, Michel Barnier held a press meeting on Thursday, after the fourth round of negotiations that took place this week.
EURACTIV asked Davis during the conference if the UK was planning to re-introduce visas for Poland, Bulgaria and Romania after its EU exit, or whether a commitment not to do so would be part of the deal.
“Oh yes, I mean, we will. Strict question. We will be free to, yes, we will no longer be a member of the European Union, we will be free to operate our migration policy as we see fit. As I’ve said before, that does not mean that people from the EU countries will not be able to come to Britain and work in Britain, but we will have that freedom,” Davis answered.
As for Barnier, he initially avoided commenting, saying that the question was more to the UK negotiator than to him, however mentioning that “it is always possible to discuss issues such as immigration, issues concerning citizens of both sides”.
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