Terms of Reference for the Article 50 TEU negotiations

The following Terms of Reference have been agreed following the first day of talks between the UK and EU.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/620355/Terms_of_reference_for_the_Article_50_negotiations_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the_European_Union.pdf

The negotiating rounds will consist of plenary sessions and negotiating group meetings.

The following initial negotiating groups have been established:

  • Citizens’ rights
  • Financial Settlement
  • Other Separation issues

In addition, a dialogue on Ireland / Northern Ireland has been launched under the authority of the Coordinators.

Future meetings, between the negotiating teams will be held once every 4 weeks unless otherwise decided by mutual consent. Negotiators may meet intersessionally to prepare negotiations, as required, and the following dates have been agreed

  • Opening: 19th June
  • Second round: w/c 17th July
  • Third round: w/c 28th August
  • Fourth round: w/c 18th September
  • Fifth round: w/c 9th October