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Plenary week at the European Parliament

MEPs are on their way to Strasbourg this morning for the first plenary session of 2019. Here are the highlights to look forward to.

 
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Highlights

EU-Singapore trade agreement. MEPs will decide whether to approve the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Singapore, which will remove virtually all tariffs between the two parties within five years and allow free trade in services, protect unique European products, and open up the Singaporean procurement market to EU companies. A press conference is scheduled at 13.30 UK time. (Wednesday)

EU cross-border payments outside Eurozone. Parliament will vote on a new law putting an end to the discrimination that payment service users in the EU outside the Eurozone face. Banks would need to charge equally for cross-border payments in euro and domestic payments and make currency conversion costs more transparent. (Thursday)

Future of Europe/Giuseppe Conte. Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will debate the future of Europe with MEPs on Tuesday afternoon. This will be the seventeenth in a series of future of Europe debates between EU heads of state or government and MEPs. (Tuesday)

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UK MEP's in the spotlight

Regulation of the European Regional Development Fund and on the Cohesion Fund
Committee on Regional Development and Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Rapporteur for the opinion: James NICHOLSON (Northern Ireland, UUP)

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#tellEUrfriend
join our social media campaign this Wednesday!

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Join our social media action this Wednesday on the 100 days to the European Elections!
Spread the message that most EU27 citizens in the UK can vote!

Next Wednesday:
1) take a selfie with your passport cover
2) post it on your profile and #tellEUrfriend they can vote in the European Elections
3) tag 3 EU friends and nominate them to do the same

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