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Parliament in Session. Brexit in pre-European Council debate
12-12-2017

MEPs discuss on Wednesday progress in the Brexit talks with EU Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and chief negotiator Michel Barnier before putting forward a number of recommendations. The debate ahead of the summit of the European Council of government leaders focus on whether the Brexit talks have made “sufficient progress”  - notably on citizens’ rights, the UK’s Northern Ireland border with the Irish Republic and the UK’s financial obligations - to enable the EU and the UK to move on to talks on what  shape  future relations between the EU and the UK should take.
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Parliament in Session. PANA recommendations
11-12-2017

Parliament debated on Tuesday and will vote on Wednesday on its recommendations to stamp out practices enabling tax evasion and optimisation, as exposed by the “Panama Papers”. Wrapping up 18 months’ work, the PANA committee calls for better regulation of financial intermediaries, better protection of whistle-blowers and a single definition of tax havens. A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday at 14:30.

President Tajani welcomes Brexit agreement
08-12-2017
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani welcomes the latest developments in the Brexit negotiations. "Brexit agreement is a good news for citizens," President said on Twitter.

Currently in Cyprus, President spoke on the phone with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May. "Let's continue to move forward in a constructive spirit, working for our common future. The European Parliament will present its views in a resolution next Wednesday ahead of the European Council meeting," said President Tajani.