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EU - UK relations

Event date: 06/02/2020

EU - UK relations

The UK leaving the EU is not the end of cooperation. Discussions start to determine how the two will work together. ​​​​​​​Based on the European Commission’s draft negotiating directives, which were presented by EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday 3 February, the resolution will provide the Parliament’s initial input to the upcoming negotiations with the British government on a new partnership after Brexit.

The transition period starting on 1 February is set to expire at the end of December 2020. Any agreement on the future EU-UK relationship will have to be fully concluded before that point if it is to come into force on 1 January 2021. The transition period can be extended once for one to two years, but the decision to do so must be taken by the EU-UK Joint Committee before 1 July 2020. Parliament will have to approve any future relationship agreement. If such an agreement refers to competences that the EU shares with member states, then national parliaments will also need to ratify it.

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Michel BARNIER, Head of the Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom meeting with EP members of the EU-UK Coordination Group: arrivals and round table

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After his meeting in the European Parliament in Brussels with Michel BARNIER, Head of the Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, David SASSOLI, EP President, speaks to the press on the situation of the negociations on the future of EU - UK relations.

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David SASSOLI, EP President, speaks to the press in the European Pariament in Brussels following the Video conference of the members of the European Council

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During the plenary session (17-19 June 2020) in Brussels, MEPs discuss preparation of the European Council meeting of 19 June 2020 and the recommendations on the negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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David SASSOLI, EP President participates in the EU-UK high-level video conference chaired by Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the EC with Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council and Boris JOHNSON, British Prime Minister, in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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David McALLISTER (EPP, DE), Chair of the European Parliament's UK Coordination Group (UKCG), Kati PIRI (S&D, NL) and Christophe HANSEN (EPP, LU), co-rapporteurs, speak after the meeting on the recommendations on the negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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