Second meeting of the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly
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Second meeting of the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly

On Monday and Tuesday, MEPs and UK parliamentarians will meet in London to discuss EU-UK relations and the pressing energy challenges facing the European continent.

The second gathering of the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA), which was established by the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and agreed in December 2020, will be opened on 7 November by Lord McFall of Alcluith, the Lord Speaker of the UK House of Lords.

WHEN: Monday 7 November and Tuesday 8 November 2022.

WHERE: Palace of Westminster, Committee room 14.

The first meeting was held in Brussels on 12 and 13 May 2022.

In London, MEPs and UK parliamentarians will debate the pressing energy challenges facing the European continent, with inflation and energy prices soaring against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They will also address the latest developments in EU-UK relations and the state of play within the Partnership Council, which oversees the implementation, application and interpretation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

You can follow all the meetings live via the UK House of Commons’ YouTube channel.

Press briefing

An informal press briefing with the Chairs of the European Parliament and the UK Parliament’s delegations to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly, Nathalie Loiseau (Renew Europe, France) and Sir Oliver Heald, is scheduled for 11.15 GMT on Monday, in Portcullis House in Westminster.

For those journalists wishing to register their attendance, please email rendallae@parliament.uk (Alasdair Rendall – Head of Media Relations at the UK House of Commons) by 13.00 GMT on Friday 4 November.

Background

The EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly meets twice a year, once in London, and once in either Brussels or Strasbourg. It was set up following the entry into force of the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement in January 2021. The PPA acts as a forum for the European Parliament and the UK Parliament to exchange views on EU-UK relations. It can also request information from the Partnership Council – the main joint EU-UK body overseeing the implementation of the TCA – and make recommendations to it.

The Partnership Council is currently chaired by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs James Cleverly.