The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was approved by the International Trade Committee on Tuesday. The full House is to vote on the deal in February.Read more : CETA: Trade Committee MEPs back EU-Canada agreement
A recent article in the Express claims that the former Ukip leader was “spectacularly cleared” of misusing EU funds over expenses paid to his assistants in Brussels.Read more : Express's muddling of stories clears nothing up
Yet again the press came out in force this week to inform us about the recent activities of “eurocrats”. This time we are told one of the members of this vast, faceless and mysterious group caused “fury” when he suggested that the European Parliament will have a final say on Brexit.Read more : Who do you call a “eurocrat” and will the European Parliament have a say on Brexit?
The MEPs are off for a week of delegations and constituency business. Panama Papers inquiry will visit Malta, the Civil Liberties Committee will visit Frontex offices in Warsaw and the European Parliament President Antonio Tajani will go to Berlin on Friday to meet Germany’s President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel.Read more : Delegations - this week at the European Parliament
When it comes to Brexit, Parliaments matter. The European Parliament must give its consent to any accord reached between the EU-27 and the UK on Article 50, and also to any subsequent trade agreement. The Westminster legislature has approved the trigger for Article 50 and has been promised a say on the final deal.Read more : Brexit and Parliaments - 21/02/2017
The European Parliament Information Office in the UK has been invited to address U3A monthly meetings. These meetings are open to members of the U3A and their guests. Should you wish to book a speaker for your U3A please contact Elisabeth.Sweeney@ep.europa.eu or tel 0207 227 4328.Read more : U3A European Parliament Information Seminars
After the Brexit vote, what happens next? Does the European Parliament have a role in the Brexit negotiations? What is Article 50? In this section of our website we have been collecting information, studies, and articles from different sources in order to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments related to Brexit.#EPonBrexitRead more : Brexit - what next?
112 is a general emergency number which you can use in ALL EU countries. Anyone in need can call it 24/7 to reach the fire brigade, ambulance, police or coastguard. The number is free and can be reached by landlines, mobiles and payphones. You can even use it here in the UK instead of 999 (though it does not replace it).Read more : 112 - your European Emergency Number
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