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Technical note on the UK’s participation in Galileo

This technical note is part of a series of papers produced by the UK negotiating team for discussion with the EU, itsets out the UK’s position on participation in the Galileo programme.

  • The UK wants to continue participating in Galileo. This is in the mutual interests of the UK and EU, benefitting European competitiveness, security, capability development and interoperability. An end to close UK participation will be to the detriment of Europe’s prosperity and security and could result in delays and additional costs to the programme.
  • Future UK participation in Galileo should be agreed as part of the future security partnership between the UK and the EU. The UK and EU must work through issues relating to access to security-related elements of the programme in the framework of negotiations on the security partnership.
  • These negotiations should not be preempted or prejudged by actions that restrict UK participation.
  • If agreement cannot be reached on the future balance of rights and obligations, and UK security and industrial requirements consequently cannot be met, the UK could not justify future participation in Galileo. In parallel, the UK is therefore exploring alternatives to fulfil its needs for secure and resilient position, navigation and timing information, including the option for a domestic satellite system.
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Framework for the UK-EU Partnership Science, Research and Innovation

The UK Government published a presentation on a framework for the future UK-EU Science, Research and Innovation partnership which will be used in discussions with the EU.

The UK strongly supports the key principles that underpin EU science and innovation, of scientific excellence, openness to the world and European added value.

The Science and Innovation Pact should be a core part of the UK-EU future partnership. It should:

  • provide for close cooperaAon reflecting the trust and transparency between the UK and EU
  • reflect our shared aims, ambitions and values
  • include access to future EU science, research and innovation programmes
  • agree a high level of mutual ambition
  • be dynamic, adaptable and mutually beneficial
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Framework for the UK-EU partnership Data protection

The Government published a document that focuses on the UK’s proposals for the free flow of personal data between the UK and the EU after Brexit which will be used in discussions with the EU.

The UK is committed to a deep and special relationship with EU partners, in Europe and globally, to promote the free flow of data, underpinned by high data protection standards.

We seek a new agreement on data protection, that builds on a standard adequacy decision. Such a pragmatic approach would reflect our close shared interests and unique relationship, to the benefit of both the EU and UK.

A legally-binding agreement would:

  • provide strong privacy protecFons for UK and EU citizens whose data flows between the UK and EU
  • underpin our continued partnership, notably on economic issues and security
  • provide greater certainty for consumers, businesses, law enforcement and other public authorities
  • improve joined-up regulatory enforcement of data protection standards
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Topics for discussions on the Future Framework

The negotiating teams today published the topics for discussions on the future relationship after the UK leaves the EU.

These are:

Basis for co-operation

  • Structure
  • Governance
  • Interpretation and application
  • Dispute settlement
  • Non-compliance
  • Participation and cooperation with EU bodies

Economic partnership

  • Aims of the economic partnership
  • Goods
  • Agricultural, food and fisheries products
  • Customs
  • Services and investment
  • Financial services
  • Digital and broadcasting
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Horizontal measures / Level Playing Field
  • Mobility framework

Security partnership

  • Aims of the security partnership
  • Law enforcement and criminal justice
  • Foreign, security and defence
  • Wider security issues

Cross-cutting cooperation and standalone issues

  • Data protection
  • Cooperative accords (science and innovation/culture and education)
  • Fishing opportunities