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EP today

11.02.2020

EU-Vietnam trade deal MEPs will debate the free trade and investment deals between the EU and Vietnam with Commissioner Hogan, at 10.00. The free trade agreement will remove virtually all tariffs between Vietnam and the EU over the next ten years, while protecting emblematic European products and giving European companies access to the Vietnamese public procurement market. Parliament will vote on Wednesday at noon.

UK-EU future relationship At 9.00, Parliament will debate a resolution setting out MEPs’ stance on an ambitious new EU-UK partnership, with Croatian State Secretary for European Affairs Nikolina Brjnac for the Council, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Michel Barnier. The vote will take place the next day.
 
ECB President Lagarde. Newly-elected ECB President Christine Lagarde will address the plenary for the first time at 15.00, in a debate with Commission Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis on the Eurozone’s economic governance and ECB activities.

EU long-term budget Prior to Wednesday morning’s debate, media will have the opportunity to attend a Roundtable with Parliament’s negotiators on the EU’s 2020-2027 long-term budget, from 16:00 to 19:00 in the WEISS building, room S2.2.

In Brief Foreign affairs. War in Syria and recent US peace plans for Israel and Palestine, as well as a new strategy for EU relations with Africa, are up for debates with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell in the afternoon.  

Rule of law in Poland. MEPs will discuss how to address the ongoing threat to the rule of law in Poland in the evening.