The European Parliament's Conference of Presidents has endoresed a motion for a resolution drawn up by the leaders of four political groups and the Constitutional Affairs Committee, in which they set out their conditions for a final approval by the European Parliament of any withdrawal agreement with the United Kingdom. The draft resolution will be debated and voted on by the full house next Wednesday. After the Conference of Presidents meeting a press conference was held by EP President Tajani and EP Brexit Coordinator Guy Verhofstadt.
German federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière and French Minister of the Interior Matthias Fekl debate EU measures to improve the security situation in Europe and future challenges in the field with the Civil Liberties Committee.
Effective protection of the EUs external borders, ensuring complete interoperability of all EU information systems, enhanced police cooperation among member states, the use of encryption and the need to revise the EU 2013 Cybersecurity strategy and prevent radicalisation are among the issues debated with the two ministers.
Parliament's President Antonio Tajani and other leading MEPs took part in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on Saturday. “Today is a day of celebration, of European pride.(...) But we must also reflect on our mistakes, and change the image of a remote, ineffectual Europe. Only in this way can we give our young people the feeling that they are part of a great project once again. Let us allow them to dream once again about a better Europe and a better world,” said President Tajani.Press release