Brexit and passengers' rights, Zuckerberg and 2019 European elections - This week at the European Parliament
This week there is a public hearing on Brexit and tourism as well as an analysis on the implications of a Hard Brexit. Check out our other highlights for the week ahead below.
Brexit and passengers' and transport workers' rights. Can you claim the same compensation if you fly from Liverpool to Paris and from Frankfurt to London, if your flight is delayed? Will you be bound by the same rules on rest times when driving on both sides of the Eurotunnel? On Thursday there will be a public hearing on the impact of Brexit on passengers' and transport workers' rights at 2PM BST. You can find the full programme here.
Mark Zuckerberg/privacy. Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (President and political group leaders) will meet Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday at 16.45 BST to discuss the use of personal data of millions of Facebook EU users. After the meeting, EP President Antonio Tajani will brief media on the discussions. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force on Friday 25 May. (Tuesday)
2019 European elections - One Year To Go. A special press event with EP President Antonio Tajani will take place on Wednesday at 09:30. Mr Tajani will mark the start of the 365-day countdown to the next European elections, taking place 23-26 May 2019, and comment on the latest Eurobarometer opinion polls to be released the same day. (Wednesday at 09:30)
An analysis on the implications of a ‘Hard Brexit’
This in-depth analysis considers the institutional, budgetary and policy implications that a so-called ‘hard Brexit’ would pose on the EU. It analyses from a legal perspective how a withdrawal of the UK from the EU without a withdrawal treaty, transition deal and framework on future relations would affect each specific EU Institution, the EU budget for the remaining years of the current MFF, and EU policies in the crucial fields of trade, security and justice. While the study does not endorse a ‘hard Brexit’ it provides guidelines for the EU to be prepared in case such scenario were to materialise.
You can find the full analysis here.
Study on the institutional consequences of a bespoke agreement with the UK based on a “close cooperation” model
This study considers aspects of a potential agreement on the future economic relationship between the Union and the UK based on a ‘close cooperation’ model. “Close cooperation” agreements involve a strong ambition for economic integration. Although the UK’s circumstances may well be unique, there are few grounds to believe that the formal terms for a Union-UK “close cooperation” agreement should be radically different from the experience gained and lessons learned from comparable relationships between the Union and other third countries.
You can find the full study here.