Blog: The European Parliament and the UK’s renegotiation: what do MEPs think?

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Debates about the future of UK-EU relations have paid little attention to the European Parliament. There have been no studies comparable to those that have looked into how member states view the renegotiation or might respond to a Brexit. Media reports indicate that the European Commission taskforce handling the UK renegotiation has even looked into ways of avoiding the Parliament becoming involved. Questions persist, however, as to whether the Parliament can be ignored. If Britain votes to leave then the EU Treaty’s withdrawal clause guarantees the Parliament a say in the final deal.

To find out the views of the European Parliament BrexitVote is running a series – compiled by Tim Oliver – in which MEPs from across the Parliament set out what they think of the UK-EU renegotiation, the idea of Brexit and – most importantly – what role they think the Parliament will play.

See both the source url hyperlinks and the related url hyperlinks to read the set of reports.

Source Link http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexitvote/2016/02/12/the-european-parliament-and-the-uks-renegotiation-iv-what-do-meps-think/
Related Link(s)
LSE BrexitVote, February 2016: The European Parliament and the UK’s renegotiation III: President Schulz http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexitvote/2016/02/09/the-european-parliament-and-the-uks-renegotiation-iii-president-schulz/
LSE BrexitVote, February 2016: The European Parliament and the UK’s renegotiation: what do MEPs think? http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexitvote/2015/12/18/the-european-parliament-and-the-uks-renegotiation-what-do-meps-think/
LSE BrexitVote, February 2016: The European Parliament and the UK’s renegotiation: what do MEPs think? Part II http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexitvote/2016/02/04/the-european-parliament-and-the-uks-renegotiation-what-do-meps-think-part-ii/
ESO: Background information: MEPs quiz Commission's chief negotiator on progress ahead of UK referendum http://www.europeansources.info/record/press-release-meps-quiz-commissions-chief-negotiator-on-progress-ahead-of-uk-referendum/
Blog: Open Europe, 15.02.16: Can the European Parliament scupper David Cameron’s renegotiation deal? http://openeurope.org.uk/today/blog/can-the-european-parliament-scupper-david-camerons-renegotiation-deal/
European Parliament: Press Release, 16.02.16: Reform of UK membership: 'Parliament will do the utmost to support the compromise' http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20160216STO14546/pdf
The Conversation, 18.02.16: Why the European Parliament will grit its teeth and accept UK demands https://theconversation.com/why-the-european-parliament-will-grit-its-teeth-and-accept-uk-demands-54967
United Kingdom, Prime Minister's Office: Press Release, 16.02.16: PM meetings with MEPs in Brussels: 16 February 2016 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-meetings-with-meps-in-brussels-16-february-2016

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