Motion 6#: Associate Membership to the EU for Welsh citizens

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The European Free Alliance Youth,

  1. The main aim of Plaid Cymru Youth is to fight for independence for Wales as a full member- state of a democratic, social and united European Union. The UK voted to leave the EU on June the 23rd 2016. Within that vote, 854,572 (52.5%) voters in Wales chose to Leave the EU, with 772,347 (47.5%) voting to Remain. Despite the result of the Referendum, the narrow- ness of the vote clearly shows that a significant number of citizens in Wales strongly feel both Welsh and European.
  2. Plaid Cymru Youth firmly stand by our vision of a Wales within the EU and Europe. We would therefore strongly support negotiating some form of associate citizenship which is accessible to everyone in Wales. This would reinforce our sense of common identity as Welsh and European citizens, which is of particular importance as the United Kingdom leaves the Eu- ropean Union.

The European Free Alliance Youth

  1. Supports EU associate citizenship for Welsh citizens as a means of reinforcing the people of Wales’ sense of common identity as Welsh and European citizens.
  2. Having regard to the vote in Wales during the UK referendum on EU membership to leave the EU, and the significant number of voters in favour of remaining in the European Union, calls on the European Parliament to proceed forthwith to negoti- ate a form of associate citizenship accessible to all in Wales,
  3. Having regard to the forth coming negotiations on leaving the European Union between the UK state and the EU, calls on the European Parliament to draw up a form of associate citizenship accessible to all in Wales that will acknowledge and enable the citizens of Wales to express their sense of European identity.

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