Withdrawal Agreement Update

By 16 oktober 2021 Niet gecategoriseerd

The EU and the UK have reached an agreement on the Withdrawal Agreement, with a revised protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland (removal of the “backstop”) and a revised political declaration. On the same day, the European Council (Article 50) approved these texts. Šefčovič said the adoption of the law would constitute an “extremely serious violation” of the Withdrawal Agreement and international law. And, of course, this agreement that we have reached also allows the government to withdraw sections 44, 45 and 47 of the UK Internal Market Act and avoids the need for additional provisions in the tax law. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Ministry`s renegotiation in 2019. The amendments adapt about 5% of the text. [22] 6.General implementation of the EEA-EFTA and related Swiss agreements On the irish border issue, the agreement is accompanied by a protocol on Northern Ireland (the “backstop”), which sets out a fallback position that will only enter into force if no other effective arrangement is demonstrated before the end of the transition period. If this happens, the UK will eclipse the EU`s common external tariff and Northern Ireland will remain in some aspects of the single market until such a demonstration is achieved. None of the parties can unilaterally withdraw from this customs union. The aim of this backstop agreement is to avoid a “hard” border in Ireland where customs controls are necessary. [19] The agreement also reflects the provisions of the Protocol approved by Parliament, which allow certain EU officials to be able to stay in ports in Northern Ireland while the UK authorities carry out their own procedures.

Immediately after the announcement of a revised withdrawal agreement on 17 October 2019, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the DUP declared that they could not support the new agreement. [30] That is why I am pleased that the agreement we have reached addresses this risk. The 599-page Withdrawal Agreement covers the following main areas:[16]:This agreement will be formally approved at a meeting of the Joint Committee in the coming days. The agreement defines the goods, services and associated processes. It argues that any goods or services lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the Union (Articles 40 and 41). On the 22nd. In October 2019, the House of Commons voted by 329 votes to 299 to grant the revised Withdrawal Agreement (negotiated by Boris Johnson earlier this month) at second reading, but when the accelerated timetable he proposed did not receive the necessary parliamentary support, Johnson announced that the legislation would be suspended. [38] [12] On behalf of the European Union, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020[40] and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by email on 30 January 2020[41]. [42] As a result, the European Union also deposited its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on 30 January 2020, thus concluding the Agreement[43], allowing it to enter into force at 11.m GMT on 31 January 2020 on the date of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union. The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, officially titled “Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community”[3][4], is a treaty between the European Union (EU), Euratom and the United Kingdom (UK)[5], signed on 24 January 2020, which sets out the conditions for the United Kingdom`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 to appoint Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister on 24 July 2019.

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