The prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, comes to Parliament to talk about Europe’s future, while members discuss the Iran nuclear deal, financial assistance for Ukraine, new rules on unmanned aircraft, and reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.
Members continue their discussions with EU leaders with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He is the 7th EU leader to come to Parliament to debate the future of Europe. Members debate the EU's response to US President Donald Trump's decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal, and the impact this could have on Europe. Drones are increasingly appearing in Europe's skies. Parliament is updating civil aviation rules and introducing the EU's first safety guidelines for light unmanned aircraft. A quarter of road transport emissions comes from heavy-duty vehicles. The Parliament calls for CO2 emissions from trucks, buses and coaches to be better monitored. Members are in favour of granting exceptional emergency financial assistance to Ukraine. This €1 billion in aid should boost economic stabilisation and encourage reforms.