This triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, which defines the procedure for the withdrawal of an EU member state, thus opening a two-year countdown to withdrawal. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday that the Brexit negotiations were approaching a “time to settle scores” and that an agreement was “there for the welcome.” Rachel Reeves, the Labour shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, said: “The government has promised the British people that they will respect their baking agreement.” We will continue to trust the British government to fully implement the withdrawal agreement,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr told reporters in Berlin, currently head of the Council of the European Union. The United Kingdom (United Kingdom) left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. A transitional period is now in effect until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK will have to comply with all EU rules and legislation. For businesses and the public, virtually nothing will change. After the transition period, there will be changes, whether or not an agreement is reached on the new relationship between the UK and the EU. The agreement also provides for a transitional period, which will last until 31 December 2020 and can be extended by mutual agreement. During the transitional period, EU legislation will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the internal market and the customs union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adapt to the new situation and the new era, so that the British and European governments can negotiate a new trade agreement between the EU and the UK. [17] A British government source told the Guardian that the plan was part of preparations for an unsecaled exit that would highlight a number of new trade barriers from Northern Ireland – and agreed that this week`s negotiating stage was likely to explode.

The UK government on Wednesday introduced a Brexit bill aimed at rewriting parts of its EU withdrawal agreement, prompting urgent talks for the EU. On 6 September 2020, the Financial Times reported that the UK government was considering drafting new laws to circumvent the protocol of the Northern Ireland Withdrawal Agreement. [45] The new law would give ministers the power to determine which state aid should be notified to the EU and to define which products at risk of being transferred from Northern Ireland to Ireland (the withdrawal agreement stipulates that in the absence of a reciprocal agreement, all products are considered vulnerable). [47] The government defended this approach and stated that the legislation was in accordance with protocol and that it had only “clarified” the volumity in the protocol. [48] Ursula von der Leyen warned Johnson not to violate international law and said that the implementation of the withdrawal agreement by Britain was a “precondition for any future partnership”. [49] On 8 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, told the British Parliament that the government`s internal market bill would “violate international law”.” [50] “We have made coherent proposals that provide for open and fair competition, based on high standards, in a way that is adapted to a modern free trade agreement between sovereign and autonomous equals. But progress in the already fragile talks is being undermined by plans announced on Sunday for the British government to publish a controversial section of the internal market law on Wednesday, which will deliberately try to unseal part of the withdrawal agreement signed in January.

Close Menu