MEPs will take part in a new EU-UK Assembly. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed this as signs of “further cooperation between Europe and the UK in a post Brexit era”.
MEPs have voted to attend a new joint parliamentary assembly with the UK parliament. The new assembly will be made up of 70 members, with 35 from Europe and 35 from the UK.
The Parliamentary Assembly was established following entry into force of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Once established, it will be informed of the EU-UK Partnership Council’s decisions and make recommendations to it. The Partnership Council is co-chaired by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? and UK Minister of State for EU Relations, David Frost.
MEP Clune said “I welcome that MEPs have voted in favour of attending a new joint parliamentary assembly with the UK parliament. Such inter parliamentary assemblies are necessary to facilitate dialogue and to help build trust on both sides . We need to use every opportunity to develop our new relationship with the U.K. and to help deliver on the implementation of the EU-U.K. trade and Co- operation Agreement”.