On 14 January 2019, Presidents Tusk and Juncker exchanged letters with Prime Minister May. In their letter, the presidents responded to the points raised by the British Prime Minister by clarifying the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration. “We will both be ready to sign the Withdrawal Agreement as soon as the meaningful vote in the UK Parliament is over,” they said. The transitional period shall not be extended. The United Kingdom has said it does not want an extension. The option of an extension was included in the Withdrawal Agreement. The UK and the EU had until 1 July 2020 to agree on a possible extension. Modification of the progress made in the agreements with Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Update statistics for all UK trade with countries with which we have signed an agreement using the latest statistics.

As regards citizens` rights, an agreement has been reached to give direct effect to the Withdrawal Agreement, but a number of differences remain on other important issues. The following agreements are still under discussion with countries that have already concluded trade agreements with the EU. The EU and the UK reach a provisional agreement on citizens` rights and the Brexit financial settlement. The agreement reached on 17 October 2019 follows intense negotiations in recent days between the European Commission and British negotiators. Michel Barnier, the EU`s chief negotiator, briefed the Council on the state of play of Brexit in its EU-27 format due to the intensification of negotiations with the UK with a view to reaching an agreement before the European Council (Article 50) on 17 October 2019. The European Union and the United Kingdom reach a draft withdrawal agreement. Where EU trade agreements apply, UK and EU content will continue to be reflected in the rules of origin of EU trade agreements until 31 December 2020, as is currently the case. The receipt of the agreement in the House of Commons ranged from fresh to hostile and the vote was delayed by more than a month. Prime Minister May won a no-confidence motion against her own party, but the EU refused to accept further changes. On 17 October 2019, the United Kingdom and the EU agreed on the conditions for the United Kingdom`s exit from the EU (Brexit) and on a transitional period until 31 December 2020. Links added to the documents of the agreement for Côte d`Ivoire and Ukraine. The agreement also provides for a transitional period that will last until 31 December 2020 and may be extended by mutual agreement.

During the transition period, EU legislation remains applicable 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 adjust to the new situation and the UK and EU governments to negotiate a new EU-UK trade deal. [17] [18] Following the decision of the Heads of State or Government of the European Union of 10 April to extend Article 50, the Council (Article 50) adopted a Decision amending its Decision of 11 January 2019 on the signing of the Withdrawal Agreement. The Council adopted the decision on the conclusion of the agreement by written procedure on behalf of the EU. EU leaders would agree to postpone the Brexit date to January 31, 2020 or earlier if the British and European parliaments approve the withdrawal agreement by then. As of 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is therefore no longer part of the internal market or customs union. Even if an agreement on the future relationship is reached by the end of the year, the EU`s relationship with the UK will change dramatically and differ significantly from when the UK was a member of the internal market. . . .