Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the webpage of the European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (D-UK).

As Chair of this new delegation, I have the honour of presiding over its meetings with a view to fostering mutually beneficial cooperation with the United Kingdom.

The UK is far from being an ordinary third country. The EU and the UK share a common history, particularly as members of the EU. We are close neighbours both geographically and in our values. This is precisely why it is so important that our two parliaments work together to forge a bright future built on cooperation. The EU-UK relationship will be different going forward but I hope it will be strong, guided by common values, principles and interests.

To that end, I am committed to work closely with the European Parliament's UK Contact Group (UKCG) to monitor the implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the Withdrawal Agreement and other UK-related issues. To facilitate internal coordination, in my capacity as Chair of the D-UK, I also co-chair the UKCG with the Chairs of AFET and INTA Committees, allowing the European Parliament to speak with a single voice.

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement provides for the possible establishment of an EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly composed of Members of the European Parliament and of Members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Both parliaments have agreed to establish this Assembly and are willing to work together to cultivate, through dialogue and debate, a better understanding and to build a solid partnership based on mutual trust.

It is a privilege to co-chair this Assembly with my UK counterpart and I am looking forward to fostering a constructive and fruitful cooperation with the UK Parliament.

I invite you to follow the developments and activities of this new delegation here on our webpage.




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