A resolution laying out the European Parliament’s position on a possible framework for EU-UK future relations after Brexit will be debated on Tuesday and put to a vote on Wednesday. The vote comes ahead of the 22-23 March EU summit in Brussels.
The draft resolution, prepared by the European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group and approved by the Conference of Presidents (President and political group leaders), suggests that an association agreement between the EU and the UK could provide an appropriate framework for the future relationship.
It also stresses that the EU has binding common rules, common institutions and common supervisory, enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms, which is meant to clarify that even closely aligned third countries with identical legislation cannot enjoy similar benefits or market access as EU member states.
EU heads of state or government are expected to approve the Council’s guidelines for the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU at the March meeting. MEPs will also debate other items on the summit agenda, such as jobs and competitiveness, taxation and EU external relations.
Debate: Tuesday, 13 March
Vote: Wednesday, 14 March
Procedure: Debate with Council and Commission, with a resolution