EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: press conference with leading MEPs

On Tuesday at 14.00 CET, leading MEPs on EU-UK relations will hold a press conference on the final consent vote on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

The European Parliament will debate and vote on giving its consent to the agreement that sets the rules for the future relationship between the EU and the UK on Tuesday. In the resolution assessing the agreement, MEPs insist that, along with the Withdrawal Agreement, the trade and cooperation agreement must be fully implemented, and stress Parliament’s role in scrutinising the practical application of the deal.

Following the plenary debate, and before the results of the vote on the consent and accompanying resolution are announced (on Wednesday morning), leading MEPs will hold a joint press conference to set out their views on the final approval procedure and the future of EU-UK relations.

MEPs participating in the press conference are:

Andreas Schieder (S&D, Austria) standing rapporteur for EU-UK relations in the Foreign Affairs Committee;

Christophe Hansen (EPP, Luxembourg), standing rapporteur for EU-UK relations in the International Trade Committee;

David McAllister (EPP, Germany), Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the UK Coordination Group; and

Bernd Lange (S&D, Germany), Chair of the International Trade Committee.

When: Tuesday 27 April, at 14.00-14.30 CET.

Where: The European Parliament’s press conference room in Brussels (SPAAK building, room 0A50) and via Interactio.

Interpretation will be available at the press conference in English, French and German.

Journalists wishing to actively participate and ask questions, please connect via Interactio by using this link.

You can also follow it live from 14.00 CET via Parliament’s webstreaming and EbS.

Information for the media – Use Interactio to ask questions

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When connecting, enter your name and the media you are representing in the first name / last name fields.

For better sound quality, use headphones and a microphone. Interpretation is only possible for interventions with video.

Journalists are asked to connect a few minutes before the start of the press conference to perform a connection test. Technical assistance can be provided if necessary via the chat box.

For more details, check the connection guidelines and recommendations for remote speakers.