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Peers debate recent EU developments

Peers completed a general debate on recent developments in the European Union, on 17 December 2012.

Following the debate, members of the House of Lords also went on to pass two European Union bills which were being considered at second reading.

The European Union (Croatian Accession and Irish Protocol) Bill makes provisions in UK law concerning the treaty on the accession of Croatia to the European Union, signed at Brussels on 9 December 2011, and concerning the entitlement of Croatian nationals to enter or reside in the UK as workers.

The bill also allows for approval of the Irish Protocol on the concerns of the Irish people on the Treaty of Lisbon, adopted at Brussels on 16 May 2012.

Peers also considered and passed the European Union (Approvals) Bill at second reading.

To view the first part of the debate click here .

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