The United Kingdom and the European Union reached an agreement at the European Council on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union. The revised Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration were discussed and approved at the European Council on 17 October 2019. The NI protocol, known as the “backstop,” is supposed to be temporary and apply unless it is replaced by an agreement on the future relationship that the parties will attempt to reach by December 31, 2020. The Protocol foresees that the common travel area and North-South cooperation will continue to a large extent as it does today, as will the internal electricity market (so that some EU legislation on wholesale electricity markets will continue to apply). The Withdrawal Agreement, which covers 599 pages, covers the following main areas: The new Political Declaration sets the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom and reflects the government`s desire to conclude an ambitious, broad, deep and flexible partnership in the field of trade and economic cooperation with the EU. with a free trade agreement with the EU in substance, in addition to security agreements and other areas of cooperation. Both the draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration have a potentially considerable impact on the UK Constitution. Some constitutional issues that are likely to appear in any bill to implement the Withdrawal Agreement are: after a backlash to reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering withdrawing important parts of the UK`s agreed withdrawal agreement from the EU, this roundtable could be the last chance to reach an agreement. The Commission and the UK Government agreed on the draft Withdrawal Agreement at negotiation level. On 22 November 2018, they agreed on the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the EU and the UK. On 25 November 2018, the European Council (Article 50) formally approved these two documents.
The agreement defines the goods, services and processes related to them. It argues that any product or service lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the Union (Art. 40 & 41). The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, during which the United Kingdom will remain in the internal market to ensure the smooth running of trade until a long-term relationship is agreed. . . .