1. Wide of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy taking part in panel discussion
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy:
"I think that down the road we will all see that the big losers of the game that currently is being played will be the UK. And probably this was not part of the considerations back one year ago, and many things were not part of the considerations one year ago if you look at the political positioning inside the UK politics. The position on the European Union side, on the 27 (remaining EU countries) side, is very clear. We've given a mandate, with a three minutes' decision in the European Council, to the negotiator Michel Barnier, to solve first the issues that are vital for the citizens of the 27 that will stay, the rights of the citizens, how the UK will honour its commitments budget-wise and the issue of Ireland, and that is a key issue for I believe all of us, not only our continent but also globally."
The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday that the UK would be the "big loser" after Brexit.
Mogherini was speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa summit being held in Jordan.
Mogherini said the EU-27, the bloc of the remaining 27 EU countries, were clear in their demands for EU citizens' rights in the UK to be secured, the British government's budget agreements with the bloc, as well as the issue of the border with Ireland.
Some 3.3 million EU citizens live in Britain and about 1 million Britons live in the rest of the EU.
Ireland is the only EU country that shares a land border with the UK, which plans to leave the EU single market and customs union once it quits the bloc.
Ireland could face economic turmoil if Brexit brings tariffs and other trade barriers between the UK and the bloc.
The open border is also key to the Northern Ireland peace process.
Britain and the EU are due to start exit negotiations after the UK's June 8 election.
Prime Minister Theresa May has accused some EU officials of trying to influence the election, after details of her reportedly fractious meeting with a top EU official was leaked.
The 27 EU leaders agreed on common guidelines on April 29, exactly one month after May triggered the Brexit process.