Overall the MEPs agreed to the lines set out by the European Commission that were presented by EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier earlier this month. Ceemet has a clear position and will continue to press for a smooth and orderly Brexit. One that will deliver continued prosperity and investment in jobs alongside economic growth both across Europe and in the UK. Which is after all, a mutual interest.
Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries' key concerns are that we retain the tariff-free and as frictionless as possible movement of goods to and from Europe and a flexible approach to accessing labour.
Furthermore, we must ensure a meaningful transitional period for as long as is necessary for the negotiations to conclude and ensure legal certainty, a stable and predictable legal framework for companies and avoiding a two-step adjustment.
The Parilament's Resolution has to be signed off by the European Council, which is expected to happen on 25 February.