Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier
With little progress in the Brexit talks, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says the second phase of negotiations focusing on a trade accord and other future ties may not begin until early next year. The rights of millions of EU and UK citizens remains the top priority, Barnier says, speaking at the European Parliament’s Pan-European Working Group. The working group’s Chair, Paul Rübig of the EPP Group, says with Brexit, there is worry about the stability of internal UK relations after Brexit, regarding Northern Ireland and other UK members.
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At her Parliament Commissioner-designate hearing, Mariya Gabriel promised to seek new measures to benefit from the digital revolution. The Bulgarian EPP Group MEP said they include helping workers and businesses adapt to the digital transformation, copyright reform, audio-visual reform,...
The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee approves Parliament’s review of the latest European Commission progress report on accession talks with Turkey. The resolution calls for the suspension of accession talks if the Turkish government proceeds with constitutional changes...
Former Erasmus students from all over Europe and MEPs attended celebrations in the European Parliament marking 30 years of the Erasmus student exchange programme. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber hailed Erasmus as a success story.
MEPs are hailing the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreement to slash wholesale mobile roaming rates by up to 90%, a boost to cross-border mobile use and Europe’s Digital Single Market. This video was first published on 7 February 2017.
EU lawmakers want to ensure that new copyright rules based on European Commission legislative proposals are fit for the digital age. They want to ensure broad access to online content whilst protecting the rights of content creators. Preventing illegal downloads and finding ways to ensure access...
An EPP Group hearing on cybercrime and cybersecurity, organised by Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi MEP, examined the situation in the EU and discussed proposals to contribute to the Group’s priorities.
The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has approved a plan for the EU’s Energy Union to ensure gas supplies in times of crisis. The EPP Group’s Rapporteur Jerzy Buzek of Poland says the legislation will commit EU members to help each other to assess risk...
Following a lengthy procedure during which Ukraine has put in place major reforms, the EU grants visa-free travel to Ukrainians.
At a European Parliament hearing, the Civil Liberties Committee discusses the Brexit negotiations with concerned citizens and civil society. Across party lines are calls to guarantee citizens’ rights as a red line in the talks, says the EPP Group’s Danuta Hübner.
The European Parliament has approved a project called Wifi4EU - free Wi-Fi for up to 8,000 communities - to help drive Europe towards a digital single market and expand public services. The Culture and Education Committee also gave the green light for tighter rules for online content, to ensure...