Brexit Bulletin—UK rules out transition extension at second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee

Brexit Bulletin—UK rules out transition extension at second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee

UK and EU delegations met by videoconference for the second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on 12 June 2020. The Committee took stock of discussions in the Specialised Committees and discussed progress on implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, agreeing to accelerate its work. The UK delegation took the opportunity to restate that they will not seek an extension to the transition period. While the EU remains open to an extension, the UK delegation now views the matter to be closed.

What happens next?

Acknowledging that there is a lot left to do in the time available, both sides have agreed to 'accelerate' work on the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement.

The Joint Committee agreed to meet again in early September. The Specialised Committees will also meet again over the coming weeks.

For further details, see: LNB News 12/06/2020 77.

 

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