The European Parliament is debating whether to change the rules that allow trawlers from the Netherlands to catch fish using a method that campaigners have compared to putting a Taser into the sea. The Dutch government and EU officials say they are pioneering a technique that is better for the environment than traditional tools. This is about a technique called pulse fishing, where trawlers use nets that generate an electric current.
Brexit campaigners have given EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier a hamper of British products during a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels. The delegation was made up of the Euro MP Steven Woolfe, Lord Jones, the chair of the Leave Means Leave campaign John Longworth and Labour donor John Mills. The hamper included the complete works of Shakespeare, cheddar cheese, marmite, PG Tips and some English wine. Lord Jones said the aim was to show the UK had little to fear from no deal.
Members of the European Parliament have been voting on last week's Brexit deal during their monthly meeting in Strasbourg. Their view is important, because MEPs will have a decisive say on the final agreement. Here are six things we learned from their session on Wednesday.
Member of European Parliament #Brexit committee @danutahuebner warns there are still phase 1 issues to be resolved, calls for proper preparation for no deal scenario and says some ideas for future relationship coming from UK contravene the EU treaties
Leader of @EPP@ManfredWeber launches into attack on UK government announcement that passports will go blue after #Brexit. "It was a scam." Calls on David Davis and Philip Hammond to "stop complaining" and come forward with a vision for the future relationship
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