Brexit, EU budget and US tariffs - This week at the European Parliament
It's Strasbourg week for the MEPs. The latest resolution on Brexit and EU's long term budget are the top topics, but have a look at our other highlights below.
Brexit. A resolution laying out the EP’s position on a possible framework for EU-UK future relations will be debated on Tuesday and put to a vote on Wednesday. The draft resolution suggests that an association agreement could provide an appropriate framework for the future relationship and stresses that even closely aligned third countries with identical legislation cannot enjoy similar benefits or market access to those of EU member states.
EU budget. The next long-term budget of the EU must match EU's ambitions, boost reasearch programmes and support young people and small businesses, suggest MEPs in their draft negotiating position up for a debate on Tuesday and a vote on Wednesday (followed by a press conference at 1pm UK time)
US tariffs on steel and aluminium. Additional US duties on imported steel and aluminium and the EU’s response to protect jobs and its industry will be debated with EU trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Wednesday.
EP's Brexit resolution
As mentioned above, the future of the EU-UK relationship has been at the centre of discussion this past week, with debate particularly focusing on citizen's rights, trade agreements and the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Click here for the full resolution and for more information on the EP's position.