Brexit, attacks against democracy and UK citizens visa - this week at the European Parliament
Brexit debate, UK citizens visa liberalisation and attacks against democracy on a Committees and plenary week. Check what UK MEPs are up!
Brexit. Parliament is set to debate the state of play on Brexit, following the vote in the UK's House of Commons on 29 January. The decision on the exact timing will be taken by the full house at the beginning of the session on Wednesday.
Visa exemption for UK citizens. The Civil Liberties Committee will vote in Tuesday on a new law that adds the UK to the list of countries whose nationals do not need a visa to enter the EU. It will be applicable once the UK becomes a non-EU country and if EU citizens travelling to the UK are also exempt from visa requirements on Tuesday.
Aggressive attacks against democracy. Following recent attacks in different EU member states, both verbal and physical, MEPs will debate how to combat the climate of hatred and physical violence against democratically elected mandate holders on Wednesday.
UK MEP's in the spotlight
Listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the withdrawal of the UK from the EU
Committee on Budgetary control and Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Rapporteur: Claude MORAES (London, Labour)
EU elections website
The website offers information on how to vote from abroad (whether from another EU country or from a third country) or by proxy. This might be particularly relevant, for instance, for some 3 million EU citizens residing in the UK.