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Article 50: how the future of EU-UK relations will be decided

Others Future of Europe/European integration / Constitution / Institutions / Treaties29-03-2017 - 09:04
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The UK government announced today it is invoking article 50 of the Treaty of the EU, which serves as formal notification of its intent to withdraw from the Union. Starting today the UK and the EU have two years to negotiate a withdrawal agreement. In addition the two will need to start determining the future trade relations, though this is expected to take significantly longer. Read on to find out more about the procedure and the role played by Parliament. (Read more: Article 50: how the future of EU-UK relations will be decided )

 

60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Others Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions / Treaties23-03-2017 - 18:31

Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani, political group leaders and other leading MEPs will meet with Italy’s highest public officials, starting with President Sergio Mattarella on Friday, and take part in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on Saturday. (Read more: 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome )

 

Citizens’ Parliament: the people say how they see the future of the EU

Others Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions / Treaties21-03-2017 - 17:42

People from across Europe gathered in the European Parliament on Tuesday to share their views on the future of the European Union with MEPs. This event, called the Citizens’ Parliament, contributes to ongoing reflection on the EU as an asset for future, ahead of the EU heads of state or government meeting in Rome on 25 March. (Read more: Citizens’ Parliament: the people say how they see the future of the EU )

 

Future of the EU: Parliament gives the floor to citizens

Plenary Session Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions20-03-2017 - 18:40
60 Rome: citizens' parliament  

The Treaty of Rome, signed sixty years ago, paved the way for economic integration and lasting peace on our continent and led to today’s European Union of more than 500 million citizens. In recent weeks MEPs have been reflecting on the progress achieved and the way forward, but they are also keen to hear from citizens. People from across Europe are invited to Parliament on 21 March to share their views on the European Union. Follow the debate live online. (Read more: Future of the EU: Parliament gives the floor to citizens )

 

Brexit: Parliament looks into rights of Europeans living in the UK

Others Future of Europe/European integration02-03-2017 - 15:43
European flags and Great Britain flag on hands ©AP Images/European Union-EP  

Ever since the Brexit referendum EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals living in other EU countries face uncertainty about their ability to stay where they are. The British government has so far refused to guarantee the rights of EU nationals. Following reports of administrative barriers, MEPs are increasingly concerned that EU citizens’ right to stay in the UK are not being fully respected. They held a debate on the issue on 1 March and will also organise hearings to gather evidence. (Read more: Brexit: Parliament looks into rights of Europeans living in the UK )

 

Future of Europe: MEPs debate the five scenarios outlined by the Commission

Plenary Session Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions02-03-2017 - 11:34
 

How should the EU evolve in response to challenges such as Brexit and globalisation? Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, presented five possible options to the Parliament on 1 March, ranging from business as usual to deeper integration across most areas. During the subsequent plenary debate most MEPs welcomed the opportunity to reflect on the direction Europe should take. Watch our video for highlights from the debate. (Read more: Future of Europe: MEPs debate the five scenarios outlined by the Commission )

 

Future of the EU: MEPs discuss five scenarios set out by Jean-Claude Juncker

Plenary Session Future of Europe/European integration01-03-2017 - 18:06
Debate with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker on the White Paper on the future of the EU  

Lead MEPs from Parliament’s political groups reacted on Wednesday to the Commission’s Future of Europe White Paper, presented by its President Jean-Claude Juncker to the full House. Some MEPs welcomed the Commission’s decision to outline five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years, while others criticized it for not picking a clear preferred path or providing concrete examples. (Read more: Future of the EU: MEPs discuss five scenarios set out by Jean-Claude Juncker )

 

Future of the EU: The European Parliament sets out its vision

Others Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions24-02-2017 - 09:30
 

Is the EU still fit for purpose in its current form? With no shortage of challenges facing us the European Parliament has looked into how the EU can be improved. On 16 February MEPs adopted three reports setting out how they believe the EU needs to be reformed in order to boost its capacity to act, restore people’s trust and make the economy more resilient. (Read more: Future of the EU: The European Parliament sets out its vision )

 

Parliament sets out its vision for the future of Europe

Plenary Session Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions16-02-2017 - 12:42

If the EU is to boost its capacity to act, restore citizens’ trust and make the euro zone economy more resilient to outside shocks, it needs to make full use of the Lisbon Treaty. But to go further, it needs to reform itself more fundamentally. This was the key message of three resolutions exploring the future development of the European Union approved by Parliament on Thursday. (Read more: Parliament sets out its vision for the future of Europe )

 

Plenary highlights: State of the EU, car emissions, Poland

Plenary Session Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions / Fundamental rights / Immigration / Justice and home affairs / Taxation16-09-2016 - 09:00
 

The debate on the state of the European Union with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dominated the plenary session in Strasbourg taking place on 12-15 September. MEPs also exchanged views with Tibetan leader Dalai Lama and supported the Commission’s decision to order Ireland to recover €13 billion in illegal tax benefits from Apple. (Read more: Plenary highlights: State of the EU, car emissions, Poland )

 
 
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