Future relations with the UK, the EU-Vietnam trade agreement and the challenges of artificial intelligence are among the topics on Parliament’s agenda next week.
Renew Europe welcomes the consensus achieved among a clear majority of political groups of the European Parliament on the way forward in shaping the relationship between the EU and the UK. A resolution setting out the Parliament’s recommendations on the proposed mandate for negotiations for a new partnership with the UK has been tabled and will be presented in the plenary session next week in Strasbourg.
Today, the European Commission presented its proposals for opening negotiations on a new partnership between the EU and United Kingdom. The mandate for negotiations on the future relationship, set to be presented to the European Parliament on Wednesday 5 February, will also be debated by MEPs next week in February’s plenary session, including a vote in a resolution. The message from the European Parliament will be clear: the levels of the ambition in the future relationship will be dependent on the UK Government’s willingness to maintain a level playing field in aligning to EU rules in crucial areas such as social and environmental standards, as well as tax and competition policy areas.