Council of the EU Meeting Dec 2017

During a meeting of the Council of the European Union, held on 15 December 2017, EU27 leaders assessed the progress of Brexit negotiations and concluded that there had been sufficient progress to move on to their second phase of the negotiations.

On that basis, they adopted draft guidelines to move to the second phase of negotiations where they will also start discussions on:

  • A transition period
  • A framework for the future relationship

The EU draft guidelines are available at

Guidelines for Brexit negotiations, 15 December 2017 (pdf)