Update – a summary record is available.
The agenda items include a follow-up of the European Council Article 50 on 15 December 2017 and a presentation by the Commission on a Recommendation for a Council Decision supplementing the Council Decision of 22 May 2017 authorising the opening of negotiations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for an agreement setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal from the European Union.
Following the guidelines adopted by the European Council (Art 50) on 15 December, the European Commission has today sent a Recommendation to the Council (Art 50) to begin discussions on the next phase of the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
The EPLO in the UK organised a debate in York aimed at understanding the implications of Brexit for the agricultural sector.
The group will prepare for the Coreper (Art. 50) meeting on Wednesday 20 December 2017.
The December session highlights were the pre-European Council debate, including on the state of play of ‘Brexit’ negotiations, as well as the debate on foreign, security and defence policy, with a statement from Federica Mogherini on PESCO. Members also debated US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the PANA Committee of Inquiry report. Parliament adopted, inter alia, the ‘Omnibus’ regulation for agriculture, extension of EFSI, and a regulation on aviation emissions.
The European Council (Art. 50) on 15 December 2017 adopted guidelines for the second phase of the Brexit negotiations. Full article…
This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, focuses on the legal status of EU active and retired officials and other servants of British nationality in the context of the UK leaving the EU under Article 50 TEU. It examines the legal position of EU officials and other servants of British nationality with their rights and possible remedies. It further explores avenues towards solutions for open legal questions. Full article…
Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.
This summit is a very clear illustration of the fact that only when we are united can we successfully perform even the most difficult issues and tasks. Like with European defence, for example, or with Brexit. Today we are launching PESCO – an ambitious, inclusive, and very pragmatic project in the field of defence. And tomorrow we will also formally end our first phase of the Brexit negotiations. Both these achievements demanded courage, realism but – above all – our unity. By the way, I have no doubt that the real test of our unity will be the second phase of the Brexit talks.
Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Molly Scott Cato (Verts/ALE), Julie Girling (ECR), Catherine Bearder (ALDE), Richard Corbett (S&D), Jill Evans (Verts/ALE), Jean Lambert (Verts/ALE), Jude Kirton-Darling (S&D), Paul Brannen (S&D) and Clare Moody (S&D) on “The Brexit referendum campaign and Russian interference”.
Update: A summary record has been published.
The agenda has been revised. The agenda included preparations for the European Council Article 50 on 12 & 15 December 2017. Under non-discussion items the agenda included the adoption of the written questions and the minutes of the Council meeting.