The European Parliament’s plenary voted by 318 votes to 278, with 31 abstentions to reject the negotiating mandate, proposed by the Legal Affairs Committee on 20 June. As a result, Parliament’s position will now be up for debate, amendment, and a vote during the next plenary session, in September.
After the vote, the rapporteur, Axel Voss (EPP,DE) said:
“I regret that a majority of MEPs did not support the position which I and the Legal Affairs Committee have been advocating. But this is...
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