UK/EU Papers

 


 

KEY SPEECHES AND REPORTS

 

Joint report on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the UK’s orderly withdrawal from the EU
UK/EU: 8 December 2016

Brexit negotiations ready to move to next phase
HSF: 8 December 2017


 

Statement after the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government
EU: 15 December 2016


 

Lancaster House speech – The UK government’s negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech
UK: 17 January 2017


 

Remarks by President Donald Tusk following the UK notification
EU: 29 March 2017


 

Florence speech – a new era of cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU: PM speech
UK: 22 September 2017

 

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UK LEGISLATION

Trade Bill
UK: First reading 7 November 2017


 

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19
UK: First reading 13 July 2017


 

Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19
UK: First reading 11 October 2017

 

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UK WHITE PAPERS

 

The Repeal Bill: White Paper
UK: 15 May 2017

Legislating for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU – the Government’s White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill 
HSF: 5 April 17

UPDATE Legislating for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU
HSF: 14 August 2017


 

The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper
UK: 15 May 2017

 

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UK GOVERNMENT PAPERS AND OUR RESPONSES

 

Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU – position paper
UK: 26 June 2017
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Brexit and EU citizens’ rights – UK publishes its proposals
HSF:
30 June 2017

UK Government gives assurances to EU citizens in the UK
HSF: 24 October 2017


 

Privileges and immunities – position paper
UK: 13 July 2017

Privileges and immunities Government position paper – what you need to know
HSF: 17 July  2017


 

Nuclear materials and safeguards issues – position paper
UK: 13 July 2017
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Ongoing Union judicial and administrative proceedings – position paper
UK: 13 July 2017
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UK clarifies negotiating position on choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgements post-Brexit
HSF: 23 August 2017


 

Future customs arrangements – a future partnership paper
UK: 15 August 2017
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Preparing for our future UK trade policy
UK: 9 October 2017
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Customs Bill: legislating for the UK’s future customs, VAT and excise regimes
UK: 9 October 2017
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Frictionless trade? UK-EU customs relations post-Brexit
HSF: 18 August 2017


 

Northern Ireland and Ireland – position paper
UK: 16 August 2017
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Confidentiality and access to documents – position paper
UK: 21 August 2017


 

Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK – position paper
UK: 21 August 2017


 

Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework – a future partnership paper
UK: 22 August 2017
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UK clarifies negotiating position on choice of law, jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments post-Brexit
HSF: 23 August 2017


 

Enforcement and dispute resolution – a future partnership paper
UK: 23 August 2017

Enforcement and dispute resolution under the Withdrawal Agreement and any future relationship agreement: no role for the CJEU….or is there?
HSF: 24 August 2017


 

The exchange and protection of personal data – a future partnership paper
UK: 24 August 2017
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UK Government position paper on international transfer of data-key points
HSF: 31 August 2017


 

Collaboration on science and innovation – a future partnership paper
UK: 6 September 2017


 

Foreign policy, defence and development – a future partnership paper
UK: 12 September 2017

UK Government’s future partnership paper on foreign policy, defence and development: including proposals for co-operation on sanctions, cyber security, and the defence and security industries
HSF: 19 September 2017


 

Security, law enforcement and criminal justice – future partnership paper
UK: 18 September 2017
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Draft Text for Discussion: Implementation Period
UK: 21 February 2018
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UK TECHNICAL PAPERS

 

July – Joint technical note on the comparison of EU-UK positions on citizens’ rights
UK/EU: July 2017

August – Joint technical note on the comparison of EU-UK positions on citizens’ rights
UK/EU: August 2017

September – Joint technical note on the comparison of EU-UK positions on citizens’ rights
UK/EU: September 2017

Brexit and EU citizens’ rights – UK publishes its proposals
HSF:
30 June 2017

UK Government gives assurances to EU citizens in the UK
HSF: 24 October 2017


 

Technical note on implementing the withdrawal agreement
UK: 28 August 2017


 

Technical note on functionality and Protocol 7
UK: 28 August 2017

UK Government publishes technical notes, including relating to “privileges and immunities”
HSF: 31 August 2017


 

Technical note on existing contracts for the supply of nuclear material
UK: 28 August 2017


 

Technical note on spent fuel and radioactive waste
UK: 28 August 2017

 

Technical note: international agreements during the implementation period

UK: 8 February 2018


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EU PAPERS AND OUR RESPONSES

 

EU European Council (Article 50) guidelines on Brexit negotiations
EU: 29 April 2017
EU European Council (Article 50 guidelines on Brexit negotiations
EU: 15 December 2017


 

Position paper transmitted to the EU27: essential principles on the financial settlement
EU: 24 May 2017

Position paper transmitted to the UK: essential principles on the financial settlement
EU: 12 June 2017


 

Supplementary directives for the negotiation of an agreement with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal from the European Union
EU: 29 January 2018

Council Decision supplementing the Council Decision of 22 May 2017 authorising the opening of negotiations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for an agreement setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal from the European Union
EU: 22 January 2018


 

Position paper transmitted to the UK: essential principles on citizens’ rights
EU: 12 June 2017
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Brexit and EU citizens’ rights – UK publishes its proposals
HSF:
30 June 2017

UK Government gives assurances to EU citizens in the UK
HSF: 24 October 2017


 

Position paper transmitted to EU27 on nuclear materials and safeguard equipment (Euratom)
EU: 28 June 2017
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Position paper on nuclear materials and safeguard equipment (Euratom)
EU: 12 July 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Governance
EU: 28 June 2017

Position paper on Governance
EU: 12 July 2017


 

Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Goods placed on the Market under Union law before the withdrawal date
EU: 28 June 2017


 

Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters
EU: 28 June 2017
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Position paper on Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial matters
EU: 12 July 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Ongoing Union Judicial and Administrative Procedures
EU: 28 June 2017
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Position paper on Ongoing Union Judicial and Administrative Procedures
EU: 12 July 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Ongoing Police and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal matters
EU: 28 June 2017
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Position paper on Ongoing Police and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal matters
EU: 12 July 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Issues relating to the Functioning of the Union Institutions, Agencies and Bodies
EU: 28 June 2017


 

Position paper on Goods placed on the Market under Union law before the withdrawal date
EU: 12 July 2017


 

Position paper on Issues relating to the Functioning of the Union Institutions, Agencies and Bodies
EU: 12 July 2017


 

Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)
EU: 6 September 2017

Position paper on Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)
EU: 20 September 2017

Commission paper on IPR post-Brexit highlights the importance of resolving key issues prior to withdrawal
HSF: 8 September 17


 

Position paper transmitted to EU27 on the Use of Data and Protection of Information Obtained or Processed before the Withdrawal Date
EU: 7 September 2017
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Position paper on the Use of Data and Protection of Information Obtained or Processed before the withdrawal date
EU: 21 September 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Customs related matters needed for an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the Union
EU: 6 September 2017
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Position paper on Customs related matters needed for an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the Union
20 September 2017
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Guiding principles transmitted to EU27 for the Dialogue on Ireland/Northern Ireland
EU: 6 September 2017
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Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Public Procurement
EU: 6 September 2017

Position paper on On-going Public Procurement Procedures
EU: 20 September 2017

What future for public procurement regulation in the UK post-Brexit?
HSF: 11 October 2017


 

Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: “Fisheries”
EU: 17 January 2018


 

Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on framework for future relationship: “Level Playing Field”
EU: 31 January 2018


 

Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: “Governance”
EU: 19 January 2018


 

Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship: “Aviation”
EU: 17 January


 

 

Position paper “Transitional Arrangements in the Withdrawal Agreement”
EU: 7 February 2018

 

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EU BREXIT PREPAREDNESS NOTICES

 

DG for Mobility and Transport

Notice to operators subject to union legislation in the field of road transport

Notice to seafarers subject to directive 2008/106/EC on the minimum level of training of seafarers and directive 2005/45/EC on the mutual recognition of seafarer’s certificates

Notice to operators subject to union legislation in the field of air transport


 

DG for Health and Food Safety

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on biocidal products

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of Directive 2009/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters

Notice to transporters of live animals, drivers and attendants holding authorisations and certificates pursuant to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport

Notice to persons holding a certificate of competence pursuant to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the Protection of Animals at the time of slaughter, to slaughterhouse operators and fur farmers

Notice to Stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on genetically modified food and feed and the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms into the environment

Notice to business operators in the field of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin

Notice to breeders subject to Regulation (EU) 2016/1012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on zootechnical and genealogical conditions for the breeding, trade in and entry into the Union of purebred breeding animals, hybrid breeding pigs and the germinal product thereof

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of substances of human origin (blood, tissue and cells, and organs)

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Food Law

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of customs and indirect taxation

 


 

Plant Protection Products

Notice to stakeholders withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on plant protection products

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union with regard to Plant Protection Products and Pesticide Residues


 

Plant reproductive material

Notice to stakeholders withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of marketing of seeds and other plant reproductive propagation material


 

Animal Feed

Notice to stakeholders withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules on Animal Feed

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) with regard to feed


 

Animal breeding/zootechnics

Notice to stakeholders withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of breeding animals


 

DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Notice to holders of and applicants for European trade marks pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 on the European Union Trade mark and to holders of and applicants for community designs pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 6/2002 on Community Designs

Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of industrial products


 

Import/Export Licences for certain goods

Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of import/export licences for certain goods


 

Intellectual Property

Notice to stakeholders regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of Union plant variety rights (Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94) – Update of the situation – Annex

Annex to the above document

Notice to holders of and applicants for European Union trade marks pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 on the European Union trade mark and to holders of and applicants for Community designs pursuant to Regulation (EC) no 6/2002 on Community designs


 

DG Justice and Consumers

Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of civil justice and private international law

Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on company law

Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union and EU rules in the field of data protection


 

Waste

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules for the use of the EU waste law


 

Asset Management

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of asset management


 

Type Approval of Motor Vehicles

Notice to Stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of type-approval of motor vehicles


 

Credit Rating Agencies

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of credit rating agencies


 

Markets in Financial Instruments

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of markets in financial instruments


 

Insurance/Reinsurance

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of insurance / reinsurance


 

Banking and Payment Services

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of banking and payment services


 

Statutory Audit

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of statutory audit


EU Ecolabel

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules for the use of EU Ecolabel


 

Post-trade Financial Services

Notice to stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of post-trade financial services


 

Information released from the EU Agencies and Bodies

European Chemicals Agency

UK withdrawal from the EU – Advice to companies/Q&As


 

European Medicines Agency

Practical guidance for procedures related to Brexit for medicinal products for human and veterinary use within the framework of the centralised procedure

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union with regard to the medicinal products for human and veterinary use within the framework of the Centralised Procedure

Notice to marketing authorisation holders of centrally authorised medicinal products for human and veterinary use


 

European Central Bank

Brexit: an ECB supervision perspective

Procedures for the relocation of banks to the euro area in the context of Brexit


 

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Opinion on service continuity in insurance in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Opinion on supervisory convergence in light of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union


 

European Banking Authority

Opinion of the European Banking Authority on issues related to the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union


 

European Securities and Markets Authority

General principles to support supervisory convergence in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union

Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment firms in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union

Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of investment management in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union

Opinion to support supervisory convergence in the area of secondary markets in the context of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union


 

Heads of Medicines Agency

Human Use

Notice to marketing authorisation holders of national authorised medicinal products for human use

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union with regard to national authorised medicinal products for human use

Veterinary Use

Notice to marketing authorisation holders of national authorised medicinal products for veterinary use

Questions and Answers related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union with regard to national authorised medicinal products for veterinary use


 

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