On September 8th, Guy Verhofstadt was appointed European Parliament point man for Brexit negotiations.The Parliament will need to approve any agreement on the conditions for the UK’s departure from the EU. Mr Verhofstadt will work closely with the committees wherever necessary to shape the Parliament’s negotiating position.
The EU's budget for next year will be decided over the coming months. This week eleven parliamentary committees determine their position on next year's budget. The other committees will vote on their position over the coming weeks. After that it is up to the budgets committee to draft the Parliament's position. MEPs then vote on it during the plenary session at the end of October.
To follow up the UK’s EU membership referendum, Parliament's Conference of Presidents decided on Friday morning, to convene an extraordinary plenary session for 28 June at 10:00. During this session, MEPs will vote a resolution analysing the outcome and ways forward. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council representatives will take part.