On Monday and Tuesday, MEPs and UK parliamentarians will meet in London to discuss EU-UK relations and challenges related to artificial intelligence and climate change.
The fourth 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 Monday 4 November, in the presence of Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Speaker of the UK House of Commons.
The first meeting was held in Brussels on 12 and 13 May 2022.
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.
In London, MEPs and UK parliamentarians will discuss 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, as well as adopt recommendations. They will also debate climate issues and artificial intelligence, as well as policies related to citizens’ rights, fisheries and data protection.
The Partnership Council is currently chaired by the European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs David Cameron.