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After an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs ruled that the UK government was not respecting Parliament because it refused to give Parliament full legal advice on the consequences of its proposed withdrawal terms. [29] The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the „backstop“ agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the CUSTOMS border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its impact on the Good Friday agreement that led to the end of the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether , according to the proposals, the UK would be certain that it would be able to leave the EU in a practical sense. The EU-27 (with the exception of the UK) notes that sufficient progress has been made in Phase 1. This means that phase 2 of the negotiations can begin. In Phase 2, the EU and the UK continue to negotiate the withdrawal agreement. But they are also beginning to discuss a transition period and explore their future relationship. The Authority and the European Commission inform each year of the joint committee established by the withdrawal agreement of the measures taken to implement and enforce the rights of citizens within the framework of the agreement. This information should include, among other things, the number and nature of complaints dealt with, as well as any follow-up of legal action taken. The most important elements of the draft agreement are:[21] The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 at midnight Northern European time (23:00 GMT). A transitional period is now in effect until 31 December 2020. During this period, all EU laws and regulations continue to apply in the UK. For businesses and the public, virtually nothing will change. This will give everyone more time to prepare for the new agreements that the EU and the UK intend to conclude after 31 December 2020.

The EU settlement system is overseen by an independent supervisory authority in the UK, which will deal with complaints from EU citizens and their family members about alleged violations of their rights under the withdrawal agreement and report back to the institutions that monitor the withdrawal agreement. On 22 October 2019, the House of Commons agreed, by 329 votes to 299, to give a second reading to the revised withdrawal agreement (negotiated by Boris Johnson earlier this month), but when the accelerated timetable it had proposed did not receive the necessary parliamentary support, Johnson announced that the law would be overturned. [38] [12] Immediately after the announcement of a revised withdrawal agreement on October 17, 2019, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the DUP declared that they could not support the new agreement. [30] Your children`s rights to British citizenship have not changed. The new relationship between the EU and the UK begins, provided an agreement has been reached, approved by the EU Member States, the European Parliament and the British Parliament. The section entitled „New Citizens` Rights in EU Countries“ has been added to provide advice in the EU country where you live. Citizens of the EU, EEA or Switzerland in the UK must apply to the EU settlement system in order to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.