EU Preparations for Brexit

The EU has a new section on their website containing information about what happens in various areas of EU law and policy resulting from Brexit and defines the reduction in co-operation between EU member States and the UK.

https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness_en

The information is provided to prepare citizens and stakeholders for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU without a formal ratified agreement and sets out the consequences in a range of policy areas.

Topics covered include:

  • Preparedness Notices

    Notices from European Commission departments on how Brexit would change law and policy in their areas of work.

  • Legislative Initiatives

    Proposed legislative measures to ensure the the future EU27 framework is operational after the withdrawal of the United Kingdom.

  • Other Activities

    Additional administrative and technical work to prepare for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom.

Preparedness Notices

Notices from the departments of the European Commission on the legal and practical implications of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union are available at:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness/preparedness-notices_en

Unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date or the European Council, in accordance with Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union and in agreement with the United Kingdom, unanimously decides that the Treaties cease to apply at a later date, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019, 00:00h CET (29 March 11:00 pm GMT)

The United Kingdom will then become a third country.

The notices, which aim at preparing citizens and stakeholders for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU without a formal ratified agreement, set out the consequences in a range of policy areas.

Notices have been prepared in the following areas:

In addition, EU decentralised agencies have published information in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU,

Community Plant Variety Office,

European Chemicals Agency,

European Medicines Agency

European Supervisory Authorities have also issued opinions and guidance.

European Banking Authority,

Single Supervisory Mechanism

Legislative Initiatives

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union implies the need to make sure that the future EU27 legal framework is and remains fully operational after the withdrawal. The proposed measures are specific, limited and targeted at remedying the negative impact of a disorderly withdrawal or at enabling the necessary adaptation of the legislation.

https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness/legislative-initiatives_en

Other Activities

Additional administrative and technical work to prepare for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom.

Financial services: European Commission and HM Treasury ask the European Central Bank and the Bank of England to convene a technical working group on risk management in the period around 30 March 2019 in the area of financial services

https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/financial-services-european-commission-and-hm-treasury-ask-european-central-bank-and-bank-england-convene-technical-working-group-risk-management-period-around-30-march-2019-area-financial-services_en