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EU parliament chief: Britain should pay at least $70 billion

AP  |  Berlin 

The European Parliament's president says he believes should pay at least 60 billion euros (USD 70 billion) as it leaves the European Union, to meet its financial commitments.

The divorce bill is the biggest stumbling block in negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the bloc, due in March 2019. The is demanding that turn promises to pay its financial dues into concrete commitments.

Asked in an interview with Germany's Funke newspaper group published Monday how much should pay, European President Antonio Tajani was quoted as saying: "In my opinion, it should be at least 60 billion euros."

He added: "If the accepted less, European citizens would have to make up the difference.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 13:48 IST