New Brexit funding announced as minister speaks up for Wales in Strasbourg

Ahead of another crucial week in the Commons, Welsh Brexit Minister Jeremy Miles will travel to Strasbourg today (Monday March 11 2019) to make clear Welsh Government’s position on the current negotiations and set out the kind of relationship Wales would like once the UK leaves the EU.

It comes as the Welsh Government announced a further £4 million of new funding to help organisations prepare for Brexit.

Later this week, MPs in the Commons will have another opportunity to vote again on whether or not to back the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, with additional votes on removing the threat of a no deal, and extending Article 50, also possible.

The minister heads to the European Parliament in Strasbourg ahead of tomorrow’s meaningful vote in the Commons to meet MEPs to emphasise the Welsh Government’s distinct position on Brexit and its ambitions for the future UK-EU relationship.

Before he sets off for Strasbourg, Mr Miles has announced 4 new projects set to benefit from funding from the EU Transition Fund (ETF).

The £50 million fund has been developed in partnership with Welsh businesses, public services and other key organisations, to provide tailored support as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

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Posted on: Tuesday 12th March 2019