9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Morning session

  1. Adoption of the draft agenda
  2. Approval of the minutes of the 204th meeting, held on 16 November 2022
  3. REX/562 – opinion on The EU Strategic Compass 
    • Rapporteur: Christian MOOS (DE-III)
    • Co-rapporteur: Peter CLEVER (DE-I)
    • Stijn MOLS, Head of Security and Defence Policy Division (SECDEFPOL.1), European External Action Service (EEAS)
  4. Presentation by the European Commission of the Report on Implementation and Enforcement of EU Trade Agreements
    • Peter SANDLER - Director, Enforcement, Market Access, SMEs, Legal Affairs, Technology and Security (TRADE.F), DG Trade, European Commission
  5. REX/561 – opinion on The power of trade partnerships: together for green and just economic growth
    • Rapporteur: Tanja BUZEK (DE-II)
    • Ulrich WEIGL, Bilateral relations in Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised Scheme of Preferences (TRADE.C.3), DG TRADE, European Commission
  6. REX/558 – opinion on Setting the course for a sustainable blue planet, an update of the international ocean governance agenda
    • Rapporteur: Stefano PALMIERI (IT-II)

2.30 – 5.30 p.m. Afternoon session

  1. REX/563 – information report on The implementation of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, including the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland 
    • Rapporteur: Jack O'CONNOR (IE-II)
    • Advisor to the rapporteur: David PHINNEMORE
    • Pedro Antonio SERRANO DE HARO, Ambassador of the European Union to the United Kingdom
    • Rt Hon Hilary Benn, Member of UK Parliament for Leeds Central, Member of the UK-EU Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA) and Vice-Chair of the UK Delegation to the PPA
    • Antje GROTHEER, Member of the Committee of the Regions and Vice-President of the CoR-UK Contact Group
    • Terry REINTKE, Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Delegation to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (tbc)
    • Jonathan PORTES, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, King's College London
  2. Update on recent and upcoming activities by the REX Section president Dimitris DIMITRIADIS