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The leadership is led by a joint committee made up of representatives from the European Union and the British government. There will be a number of specialized committees that will report to the joint committee. The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, officially titled the UK`s withdrawal agreement from Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. is a treaty signed on 24 January 2020 between the European Union (EU), Euratom and the United Kingdom (UK) [5] which sets the conditions for the UK`s withdrawal from the EU and Euratom. The text of the treaty was published on 17 October 2019[6] and is a renegotiated version of an agreement published six months earlier. The previous version of the withdrawal agreement was rejected three times by the House of Commons, leading Queen Elizabeth II to accept Theresa May`s resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and appoint Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. The 599-page withdrawal agreement covers the following main areas:[16] EU heads of state and government agree to set the date of Brexit to 31 January 2020 or earlier if the British and European parliaments approve the withdrawal agreement by then. After two meetings today – one on trade negotiations and the other on the government`s plans to rewrite part of last year`s agreed contract – there has been only a diplomatic explosion. The UK government on Wednesday introduced a Brexit bill aimed at rewriting parts of its EU withdrawal agreement, prompting urgent talks for the EU. Sir Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, accused Downing Street of „replaying old arguments“ and said the government should instead focus on putting in place a deal with the EU. Following the discussions, the EU said the withdrawal agreement was a legal obligation, adding that „neither the EU nor the UK can change, clarify, modify, interpret, disobey or implement it unilaterally.“ The UK government has acknowledged that the overhaul of its EU divorce treaty „violates international law in a very specific and limited way.“ The EU has warned that this could have serious consequences. The government says it will be able to unilaterally decide which goods are „threatened“ to enter the EU.

The transition period is not extended. The United Kingdom has stated that it does not want an extension. The option of an extension was included in the withdrawal agreement. The UK and the EU have had until 1 July 2020 to agree on a possible extension. This is the third time the British Parliament has rejected the agreement. The UK has until 12 April 2019 to decide what to do next: last year the UK government agreed to northern Ireland complying with EU product rules. The most important elements of the draft agreement are:[21] Immediately after the announcement of a revised withdrawal agreement on October 17, 2019, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the DUP declared that they could not support the new agreement. [30] Disagreement remains over the future access of European fishing fleets to British waters and state aid. The transition period ends in accordance with the withdrawal agreement. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Department renegotiation in 2019. The amendments adjust about 5% of the text. [22] The House of Commons votes in favour of the Brexit bill.

This means that the UK is on track to leave the EU on 31 January. However, the House of Lords and the European Parliament have yet to approve the agreement. On 19 October, a statement was also made to Parliament that a political agreement had been reached. The new relationship between the EU and the UK begins, provided an agreement has been reached, approved by the EU Member States, the European Parliament and the British Parliament.