Signing Of The Withdrawal Agreement

EU Heads of State or Government are ready to negotiate an ambitious free trade agreement with the United Kingdom The European Council (Article 50) adopted a decision forming the political agreement reached on 21 March 2019 on the extension of the article 50 period. In accordance with the Treaties, the decision was taken in agreement with the United Kingdom. Such an agreement was set out in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow, dated 22 March 2019. The Council (Article 50) adopted the Decision on the signing of the Withdrawal Agreement. The Council (Article 50) also approved the adapted draft Council decision on its conclusion, which is now submitted to the European Parliament for the purposes of the current application for consent. This step was taken by the written procedure. The Council assessed the state of play of the Brexit negotiations in the EU-27 format with the EU`s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. Ministers discussed work on the completion of the Withdrawal Agreement, including a solution at the Irish border, as well as the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The UK will keep a copy of the agreement, while the original will return to Brussels, where it will be kept in an archive along with other historic international agreements. The prime minister said the signing of the document will end years of conflict and ministers exchanged views on the state of play and the way forward. They reaffirmed their commitment to the Withdrawal Agreement as the best possible way to ensure an orderly Brexit. Faced with the uncertainty in the UK, they also insisted on the need to prepare for all sorts of outcomes.

The Council (Article 50) adopted a decision on the signing of the Withdrawal Agreement. It also approved the draft decision on the conclusion of the Withdrawal Agreement and decided to forward the draft decision to the European Parliament for approval. The European Council endorsed the revised Withdrawal Agreement in EU-27 format and endorsed the revised Political Declaration adopted on 17 October 2019 at the level of EU and UK negotiators. This agreement would allow an orderly exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. The UK has notified the EU of the conclusion of its internal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the Withdrawal Agreement. EU-UK negotiators reached an agreement on the draft Withdrawal Agreement allowing the European Council (Article 50) to do so on 23 March 2018 On 27 March 2018, the Commission adopted guidelines for the framework for the future relationship between the EU and the UK. At the end of November, EU heads of state and government approved a 585-page draft divorce agreement and a political declaration on post-Brexit relations. The bill had only been widely condemned weeks earlier by Brexiteers and British lawmakers. Brexit Minister Dominic Raab resigned along with several other ministers and dozens of Conservative Party members tried to trigger a vote of no confidence in May. The government denies that its new policy is unconstitutional, but European Commission Ursula von der Leyen reminded Johnson on Monday that she had an « obligation under international law » to comply with the agreement reached last year.

This follows the approval by the European Council of the Withdrawal Agreement (Article 50), on which negotiators from both sides agreed on 17 October 2019. In their conclusions, the EU-27 Heads of State or Government called on the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council to take the necessary steps to bring the agreement into force on 1 November 2019. The Council (Article 50) adopted a decision on the signing of the Withdrawal Agreement. It also approved a draft decision on the conclusion of the Withdrawal Agreement and decided to forward the draft decision to the European Parliament for approval. . . .