As of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the European Union. This will have a significant impact on the dissemination of statistics by Eurostat and in particular on the database.
The Constitutional Affairs Committee agreed on Thursday to recommend that the EP plenary should approve the UK withdrawal terms.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) paid tribute to its British members on 22 January 2020 at the last plenary session they will attend before the UK leaves the EU on 31 January. The 24 members representing the United Kingdom received a commemorative medal in a ceremony that showed the EESC’s commitment to maintaining strong ties with British civil society after Brexit.
The Constitutional Affairs Committee will vote on its recommendation on the UK withdrawal agreement, on Thursday afternoon.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met with Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar in Dublin on 15 January. They discussed among others Brexit, the European Green Deal and the negotiations on the EU’s future budget.