Joint Statement on Progress (June 2018)

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE NEGOTIATORS 1. This statement, presented jointly by the negotiators of the European Union (Union) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), records the progress made since the publication on 19 March 2018 of the draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the Union and the […]

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Simplified Transition (Mar 2018 Draft)

Separation provisions Articles 36 – 120 of the draft Withdrawal Agreement cover ‘separation issues’ that were not fully agreed upon during the Phase 1 negotiations. In brief, these relate to processes in a variety of areas that may be ongoing when the transition period ends The below provisions set out how these ‘ongoing processes’ will […]

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IP, IT & Misc. (Mar 2018 Draft)

Intellectual property Articles 50-57 of the draft WA set out the Commission’s proposed provisions covering intellectual property right arrangements. The provisions, in summary, aim to ensure that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in intellectual property right holders losing those rights in either the UK or the EU following Brexit. Article 50(1) […]

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Justice (Mar 2018 Draft)

Ongoing cooperation in criminal matters Articles 58-61 set out the following proposals, applying both in the UK and in the EU Member States in situations involving the UK. Under Article 58(1), currently applicable EU law will continue to apply with respect to the following measures, where appropriate, if initiated by the relevant competent authorities before […]

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UK Staff in EU (Mar 2018 Draft)

Effect of Brexit When the UK leaves the EU the status of UK nationals currently working in EU institutions or agencies 76 and of EU staff working in EU bodies in the UK will change. On 29 January UK Commissioner Julian King and Commissioner Gunther Oettinger told UK staff working in the EU   institutions there […]

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Financial Issues (Mar 2018 Draft)

Financial provisions Broadly speaking, each subject addressed in the financial settlement reached in the Joint Report is included in Articles in the draft WA. The table below shows where different areas of the financial settlement feature in the Joint Report and the draft WA. As well as converting the financial settlement to legal text, the […]

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Institutional Provisions (Mar 2018 Draft)

Joint Committee Articles 157 – 159 of the draft Withdrawal Agreement set out the institutional arrangements specific to the Withdrawal Agreement. The proposed Joint Committee is to meet annually; Article 157(3) describes its jurisdiction as covering all interpretation, application and implementation concerns that either party may have concerning the WA. The Joint Committee’s role is […]

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UK European Territories (Mar 2018 Draft)

Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus The Commission’s revised draft Withdrawal Agreement of 15 March 2018 includes an incomplete draft Protocol relating to the British military bases in Cyprus. The current legal base for the economic administration of the bases is a Protocol (Protocol 3) attached to the Treaty of 2003 whereby Cyprus acceded to the […]

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Protocol on NI (Mar 2018 Draft)

Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Negotiations on the border have continued to be separated from other withdrawal issues. In June 2017 when formal negotiations began, talks on the border were separated into a ‘dialogue.’ The December Joint Report also ‘fudged’ the issue. Instead of proposing one solution, it set out three scenarios. The first, and the […]

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Future Trading Declaration (Superseded)

Subject Political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom Delegations1 will find in the Annex the Political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom. This declaration has been agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in […]

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Citizens (Mar 2018 Draft)

Provisions on Citizens Part 2 of the draft withdrawal agreement largely reflects the. December 2017 joint report. All of it is colour coded green in the publish draft on 19th March, indicating agreement in principle. Articles 8 and 9 confirms that all EU ‘citizenship’ rights will continue to apply to EU nationals and their family […]

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Guidelines Negotiations

European Council (Art. 50) guidelines for Brexit negotiations European Council (Art. 50) guidelines following the United Kingdom’s notification under Article 50 TEU On 29 March 2017, the European Council received the notification by the United Kingdom of its intention to withdraw from the European Union and Euratom. This allows for the opening of negotiations as […]

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UK Backstop Reassurances for NI [Jan 2018]

UK GOVERNMENT COMMITMENTS TO NI AND ITS INTEGRAL PLACE IN THE UK 9 January 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom. And as […]

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Withdrawal Agreement UK Parliament

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Financial Settlement UK Parliament

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International Agreements in Transition Period

Guidance International Agreements with Third Countries during the Transition Period Published 29 January 2020 The UK greatly values its relationships with partners across the globe and is seeking to preserve and strengthen these as we leave the European Union. These relationships are governed in a number of ways: through formal and informal cooperation and collaboration; […]

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