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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - Strasbourg

8. The UK’s withdrawal from the EU (debate)
CRE

Council and Commission statements: The UK’s withdrawal from the EU (2018/2970(RSP))

Melania Ciot (President-in-Office of the Council) and Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Michel Barnier (chief negotiator).

The President reaffirmed Parliament's confidence in Michel Barnier and thanked the Brexit negotiating team.

The following spoke: Manfred Weber, on behalf of the PPE Group, Roberto Gualtieri, on behalf of the S&D Group, Syed Kamall, on behalf of the ECR Group, Guy Verhofstadt, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Philippe Lamberts, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Martina Anderson, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Nigel Farage, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Gerard Batten, on behalf of the ENF Group, Diane Dodds, non-attached Member, Elmar Brok, Josef Weidenholzer, who declined a blue-card question from Bill Etheridge, Alyn Smith, who declined a blue-card question from David Coburn, Barbara Spinelli and Janice Atkinson.

IN THE CHAIR: Mairead McGUINNESS
Vice-President

The following spoke: Seán Kelly, Seb Dance, Molly Scott Cato, Esteban González Pons, who declined a blue-card question from Bill Etheridge and Esther de Lange.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Georgios Kyrtsos, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Marek Jurek, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, Alojz Peterle, Marc Tarabella, Joachim Starbatty, Luke Ming Flanagan, Gunnar Hökmark and Maria Grapini.

The following spoke: Frans Timmermans and Melania Ciot.

The debate closed.

(The sitting was suspended briefly)

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