Acordul privind Brexit, promulgat de Regină și semnat de Michel și von der Leyen
UPDATE Comisia pentru afaceri constituționale a recomandat plenului vot favorabil. Suverana britanică a promulgat joi Acordul privind Brexit. Marea Britanie va părăsi UE săptămâna viitoare.
Președintele Consiliului European, Charles Michel, și președinta Comisiei Europene, Ursula von der Leyen, au semnat vineri Acord de retrage.
Parlamentul European se reunește pe 29 ianuarie pentru a da un vot.
Comisia pentru Afaceri Constituționale a votat favorabil recomandarea ca plenul Parlamentul Parlamentului European să aprobe termenii retragerii Marii Britanii din Uniunea Europeană.
Premierul britanic Boris Johnson urmează să semneze oficial Acordul de retragere în următoarele zile.
Acordul trebuie să fie ratificat și de Parlamentul European, cel mai probabil pe 29 ianuarie.
Marea Britanie va părăsi Uniunea Europeană la 31 ianuarie, ora 23:00 GMT.
Arhivă: Discursul Reginei Elisabeta a II-a (19 octombrie 2019), în Parlamentul Britanic
The Constitutional Affairs Committee agreed on Thursday to recommend that the EP plenary should approve the UK withdrawal terms.
After parliamentary ratification in the UK was concluded earlier today, with Royal Assent granted for the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, Constitutional Affairs Committee MEPs voted in favour of a positive recommendation regarding the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, with 23 votes for, three against and no abstentions.
The vote took place after a statement by Committee Chair Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) and a discussion between the Parliament’s Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt (Renew Europe, BE) and political group coordinators.
The debate in the Committee focussed on Parliament’s contribution to protecting citizens’ rights in the context of Brexit (with the majority of speakers during the first round commending the EU’s negotiating team), as well as the steps that should be taken by the UK and EU27 governments to continue protecting these rights during the transition period and beyond. The discussion also addressed the overall impact of Brexit and the future relationship between the EU and the UK, which is going to be the objective of the future negotiations.
You can watch the debate on EP Live. Click on the links below for specific parts of the meeting.
Opening statement by Chair Antonio Tajani
Statement by the rapporteur Guy Verhofstadt
Statements by the shadow rapporteurs
Interventions by MEPs on behalf of political groups
Recording of the vote
The UK’s withdrawal from the EU is set for midnight CET on 31 January 2020, with Parliament scheduled to vote on the Agreement next Wednesday, 29 January. To enter into force, any withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK needs to be approved by the European Parliament by a simple majority of votes cast (Article 50 (2) of the Treaty on European Union). The Council will then conclude the process on the EU side by a qualified majority vote, foreseen for 30 January.