Webinar "Governance of the UK-EU TCA and the Irish Protocol in the wake of EU ratification", 1 June 2021
Following the European Parliament's consent to the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with an overwhelming majority, we are delighted to host a joint event with the European Parliament Office in the UK on the "Governance of the UK-EU TCA and the Irish Protocol in the wake of EU ratification" on 1 June from 12:00-13:00 (IST). Speakers will include MEPs Barry Andrews and Andreas Schieder.
As the European Parliament gave its consent to the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with an overwhelming majority, this event will examine how Parliaments can shape and contribute to its governance arrangements.
Implementation and application of the Agreement will be the responsibility of the Partnership Council (PC) composed of representatives of the EU and the UK, and will be co-chaired by a member of the European Commission and a representative of the UK government at ministerial level.
How will the PC be held to democratic account? The Agreement provides that the European Parliament and the UK Parliament may establish a Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA) consisting of Members of both parliaments, as a forum to exchange views on the partnership. What role should this Assembly have? How can parliaments ensure the democratic oversight of the governance mechanisms of the treaty?
And what role should/will the PPA play in the context of the Withdrawal Agreement? Given that the European Parliament remains co-legislator in respect of all legislation affecting the EU Single Market in goods that applies in Northern Ireland under the Protocol, how can a structure where Parliamentarians in Westminster and Stormont can engage with MEPs throughout the EU’s legislative processes be organised?
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