European Parliament | Coming up in Brussels: Brexit

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Transcript - Two days before the UK exits the European Union on 31 January, Parliament will vote on the Withdrawal Agreement. In a recent resolution MEPs warned they could withhold their consent if concerns about citizens' rights were not addressed by the UK government. On average women in the EU earn 16% less per hour than men. Parliament has consistently called for more action to narrow the gap and will vote on the steps that must be taken to end this injustice. It is estimated that old chargers generate more than 51,000 tonnes of electronic waste every year. MEPs will vote on a text calling for a common charger to fit all mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers and other portable devices. Parliament will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp with a ceremony in memory of all the victims of the Holocaust. During the Second World War, more than 6 million European Jews, Roma and other persecuted groups were murdered by the Nazi regime. Thousands of people have been arrested and dozens killed in protests since the Indian government introduced a controversial citizenship law. It excludes Muslims fleeing religious persecution from eligibility to seek Indian nationality. MEPs will vote on a resolution condemning the legislation.



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