Withdrawal Agreement Eu Parliament

[10] The House of Commons again rejected the agreement on March 12, 2019 by 391 votes to 242[11] and rejected it a third time on March 29, 2019 by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by the Boris Johnson government was published in the first stage in Parliament, but Johnson suspended the legislative process when the accelerated approval programme did not find the necessary support and announced his intention to call a general election. [12] On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the Withdrawal Agreement. On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement. It was then finalised by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020. The reception of the agreement in the House of Commons was from cold 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 Tuesday 12 March, Prime Minister Theresa May`s plan to leave the EU was again rejected by the British Parliament. The EU and the UK have reached an agreement on the Withdrawal Agreement, with a revised protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland (removal of the «backstop») and a revised political declaration. On the same day, the European Council (Article 50) approved these texts. The transitional period, which begins on 1 February, expires at the end of December 2020. Any agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK must be fully concluded before that date if it is to enter into force on 1 January 2021.

The EU and the UK reach a provisional agreement. It provides for a transitional period until the 31st. December 2020, during which all EU rules will continue to apply. It also includes the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The other 27 EU member states are ready to allow the UK to postpone its withdrawal (the UK is expected to leave the EU on 29 March 2019). If the UK Parliament approves the withdrawal agreement by 29 March at the latest, Brexit will be postponed to 22 May to give time to pass the necessary laws. If the British Parliament has not approved the agreement by then, Brexit will be postponed to 12 April. The most important elements of the draft agreement are as follows:[21] The ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement agreed by the UK and the EU in October was not in question after easily completing its committee phase last week. The 2019 revisions also adapted elements of the political declaration, replacing the word «appropriate» with «appropriate» in relation to labour standards. According to Sam Lowe, a trade researcher at the Centre for European Reform, the change excludes labour standards from dispute resolution mechanisms. [27] In addition, the level playing field mechanism has been moved from the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement to the Political Declaration[24] and the line in the Political Declaration that «the UK will consider aligning itself with EU legislation in relevant areas» has been deleted.

[26] Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins the British general election […].