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Brexit: publication of the draft withdrawal agreement

18/05/2018

On 28 February 2018, the European Commission published the draft withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

On 28 February 2018, the European Commission published the draft withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. It transposes the joint report from European Union and UK government negotiators on progress in the first stage of negotiations (published on 8 December 2017) into legal terms and proposes a text for outstanding issues. It also includes the text regarding the transition period based on additional negotiation directives adopted by the Council on 29 January 2018. The draft withdrawal agreement was referred to the Council and to the European Parliament Brexit steering group for assessment, before being sent to the United Kingdom for the negotiating phase. The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 30 March 2019.

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