December 2, 2021

When Will The European Parliament Vote On The Withdrawal Agreement

“But the precondition is that European and Uk companies continue to compete in the same competitive area. We will not expose our companies to unfair competition,” she warned to applause. The EP`s Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) is responsible for drafting a resolution and a recommendation for a joint opinion on va. AFCO will hold an extraordinary meeting today (23 January). It will consider a draft resolution and adopt a recommendation for approval. The coordinator of Parliament`s Brexit Steering Group, Guy Verhofstadt, led the work on the draft resolution. This recommends that the MOU give consent to the VA. Ten other EP committees have also sent opinions to AFCO on VA. Britain and Europe will enforce EU rules on trade and the free movement of citizens by the end of the year, while negotiating a free trade agreement. This bill aims to implement the agreement between the UK and the EU in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, which sets out the terms of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU. MEPs` explanations after the vote: first and second part The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border rules and dispute settlement. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations.

The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the remaining 27 EU countries[9] and the British government of Prime Minister Theresa May, but met with resistance in the British Parliament, whose approval was required for ratification. The consent of the European Parliament would also have been required. On 15 January 2019, the House of Commons rejected the Withdrawal Agreement by 432 votes to 202. [10] The House of Commons again rejected the agreement on March 12, 2019 by 391 votes to 242[11] and rejected it a third time on March 29, 2019 by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by the Boris Johnson government was published in the first stage in Parliament, but Johnson suspended the legislative process when the accelerated approval programme did not find the necessary support and announced his intention to call a general election. [12] On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the Withdrawal Agreement. On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement. It was then finalised by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020. After half a century of sometimes unpleasant membership and three years of tense exit negotiations, the UK will leave the EU at midnight Brussels time (23:00 GMT) on Friday.

The UK insisted that negotiations should not go beyond 31 December 2020, when a transition period – during which the UK will follow EU rules – will end. The Council vote on the final approval of the VA takes place after the vote in the European Parliament. No Council meeting is scheduled between 29 and 31 January. The Council should vote in writing, with Council members agreeing to vote in writing. On the side of the European Union, the European Parliament also voted in favour of ratifying the agreement on the 29th. January 2020[40], and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by email on 30 January 2020[41]. [42] As a result, the European Union also deposited its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on 30 January 2020, thus concluding the Agreement[43], allowing it to enter into force at 11.m GMT on 31 January 2020 on the date of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement was “just a first step” on the way to a new partnership between the EU and the UK.

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Bob has been driving motorcoaches since 2002, in every state east of the Mississippi and a few west, as well as the four southeastern-most provinces of Canada. In addition to driving, he's an avid photographer (and former professional), enjoys writing and technology.