Friday, 31 March 2017

EU Commission - Brexit negotiation taskforce

The previous post looked at the DRAFT guidelines  issued by the European Council for the conduct of Brexit negotiations with the UK.  The European Commission will do most of the actual negotiation.

The EU Commission has published details of the negotiating team (or Taskforce) that will be handling the UK's Brexit negotiations - see Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations with the UK   The EU negotiating team will be head by French politician Michel Barnier.

The European Parliament has published Article 50: How the future of EU-UK relations will be decided and, on 29th March, a DRAFT was published of Conditions for approving UK withdrawal agreement.  The draft will be debated and voted on by the European Parliament on Wednesday 5th April. It attaches great importance to fair treatment of EU-27 citizens and stresses the need for reciprocity and non-discrimination between UK citizens living in the EU and EU citizens living in the UK.

On 1st March the EU presented a White Paper on the future of Europe: Avenues for unity for the EU at 27.  This paper has relevance because it looks at ways in which the EU will develop towards 2025 and those will be crucial years for the UK as it departs from the EU.

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