UPDATE: EU-UK deal: next steps in Parliament’s scrutiny  

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The Foreign Affairs and International Trade committees will be assessing the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement today and on Friday.

Today, the two lead committees, responsible for recommending consent (or not) to the European Parliament on the new EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement, will assess each sector of the deal with the specialised committees providing opinions.

Watch the meeting live here (4 February, 13:45-15:45)

UPDATE: On Friday, Parliament’s rapporteurs Kati Piri (AFET, S&D, NL) and Christophe Hansen (INTA, EPP, LU) will present their draft report.

 

Watch the meeting live here (5 February, 10.00-12:00).

Next steps

Once the Foreign Affairs and International Trade committees have approved their recommendation, the full House is set to vote before its provisional application lapses.

Separately, Parliament will also vote on an accompanying resolution, outlining its political position, prepared by the political groups in the UK Coordination Group and the Conference of Presidents.

Background

The new Trade and Cooperation Agreement has provisionally applied since 1 January 2021. For it to enter into force permanently, it requires Parliament’s consent. Parliament has repeatedly stated that it considers the current provisional application to be the result of a unique set of circumstances and an exercise not to be repeated.