EU-UK relations: Parliament’s role in the Brexit negotiations

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The European Parliament plays a crucial role in the ongoing Brexit negotiations.


Following the Brexit referendum, the UK and the EU have been in talks on the country’s withdrawal from the union as well as the possible frame work for future relations, which would include trade.

The first phase of negotiations has focused on the withdrawal agreement, but in the coming weeks talks on the withdrawal terms will run in parallel with discussions on the possible future relationship between the EU and the UK. MEPs will discuss Parliament’s position regarding the possible future relationship on Tuesday and vote on a resolution the following day.

MEPs play a key role in deciding the outcome of these talks as any agreement would have to be approved by the European Parliament and the Council.

Guy Verhofstadt was appointed by the MEPs as Parliament’s coordinator. For his work he is able to draw on the expertise of the parliamentary committees and is assisted by the rest of Parliament’s Brexit steering group.

MEPs have adopted resolutions setting out the Parliament’s position to influence the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. They also liaise extensively with the EU’s chief negotiators as well as those who will be affected by Brexit.

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Coming up: Brexit, EU budget, corporate taxes


During the March plenary in Strasbourg, MEPs vote on priorities for the EU’s long-term budget as well as on red lines for future EU-UK relations.



On Wednesday MEPs vote on Parliament’s position on future EU-UK relations that form part of the ongoing Brexit talks. Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa will be the third EU leader this year to debate the future of Europe with MEPs on Wednesday morning. More money should be used to fund research and support young people and small firms, according to a resolution on the EU’s long-term budget being voted on Wednesday.

Parliament is set to vote on a proposal to overhaul the EU’s corporate tax system on Thursday to prevent major firms gaining an unfair advantage by switching in which country they pay their taxes.

How should the EU respond to announced US duties on imported steel and aluminium which could affect jobs and companies in Europe? MEPs debate it with trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Wednesday.


On Wednesday MEPs will debate the safety of journalists in Slovakia and the rest of the EU in the wake of the recent murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová.

MEPs are expected to urge the Syrian regime and its allies to stop the fighting in Ghouta and allow humanitarian aid, in a resolution to be voted on Thursday.

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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born in October 1967 in Bucharest. In 1998 I took the master degree at University from Bucharest , the Faculty of History- universal old history section- with theme (Constantine the Great and Christianity) at professor LIGIA BARZU. In 1991 I graduated Art School , Painting section, with TITU DRAGUTESCU. I painted sacred pictures from 1990, in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. In the period 2004-2016, I had the honor to have the encouragements, the advices, the friendship of the Master PAUL GHERASIM(1925-2016), my mentor, the founder of the "Prolog" group. During the period 1992-1994 I was artistic advisor at Coleus contemporary art gallery . I am titular member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration - AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Visual Artists’ Union from Romania from April 17, 2019, admitted by contest, as well as I was trainee member during the period 2016-2019, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Visual Artists’ Union from Romania(UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest. From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Visual Artists’ Union from Romania. From 2014 I am member Visarta( from March 31, 2017, I was elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022), the Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society. I had 4 Personal Exhibitions with sacred art, organized by UAP from Romania- Visual Artists’ Union from Romania, in Bucharest (2001, 2003, 2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery), also another two at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008), Sabion Gallery in Bucharest(2019, together with Cristina Georgescu). I had also 2 Personal Exhibitions in Italy : I was Honor Guest, representing Romania, with sacred art, June 2003 at Pisa and in October 2006 ”The icons, sacred pictures in contemporary world” at Viadana(Mantua). I won some prizes in Italy and I participated, admitted by contest, at some art fairs and international exhibitions around the world, representing Romania: most of them in Italy(Pompeii, Pisa, Turin, Milan, Reggio Emilia, Bari, Viadana, Mantua), but also in France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland; in secondary also I am cultural journalist: from May 2015 to January 2016 I was Contributing Editor at Culture (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucureştiului. From 17th of January 2016 I was advanced Senior Editor at the same newspaper, which has been called since April 2020 the Jurnalul Bucureştiului ,,Le Petit Parisien”, with a different leadership and a different format. From 1st of November 2015 to 31st of December 2016 I was Contributing Editor and Thematic Advisor at News Agency Lacasuri Ortodoxe and Press service LO News. From 1st of January 2016 I am Senior Editor of the Intell News(Global news, press and event analysis) and coordinator of the Culture pages (in Romanian and English, named Intell News Romania). From May 3, 2019, I am also publisher commentator at the newspaper Ultima Oră.