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Brexit and State of the Union - This week at the European Parliament

MEPs will give their opinion on EU regional funding in Northern Ireland and Jean Claude Juncker addresses the Parliament about the State of the Union



Brexit - Northern Ireland. MEPs will advocate maintaining EU regional funding post Brexit in a debate over a non-legislative resolution on a debate Monday and a vote on Tuesday.

State of the Union. Eight months before the European elections are held in May 2019, MEPs will take stock of the Juncker Commission’s achievements to date. The EU Commission President will kick off the debate in his fourth and last “State of the Union” speech on Wednesday at 08.00 UK time.

Rule of law in Hungary. MEPs will debate the rule of law in Hungary with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday before deciding on Wednesday whether the EU must act to counter the risk of a serious breach of EU values.  If backed by MEPs, this would be the first time that Parliament takes the initiative of recommending that Article 7 be activated. A press conference by the rapporteur is scheduled for 13.00 UK time after the vote.

Greek Prime Minister/Future of Europe.   Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be the ninth EU leader to debate the future of Europe with MEPs and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday morning at 9.00. EP President Antonio Tajani and Prime Minster Tsipras will hold a press point after the debate, at 11:45 UK time.


UK MEP's in the spotlight

Establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme
Committee on Budgets
Rapporteur for the opinion: John Howarth (Labour, South East England)


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