UK Technical Notes added 28 Aug 2017

A number of papers have been recently added (28 Aug 2017) to the section “Technical notes and background information” as part of the collection of papers related to Brexit negotiations with the EU, on the government’s web-site at

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/article-50-and-negotiations-with-the-eu

Technical note on functionality and Protocol 7

Protocol 7 is a section of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union related to the privileges and immunities of the European Union as detailed here:

Protocol (No 7) on the privileges and immunities of the European Union

This technical note provides further information to support the UK’s position published on 13 July in the UK’s position paper on Privileges and Immunities.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-note-on-functionality-and-protocol-7

It is seeking further clarification from the EU as to whether it considers that the extent of privileges and immunities granted under the Withdrawal Agreement should differ depending upon whether or not the Withdrawal Agreement confers, or continues to confer, upon the Union functions in or in respect of the UK.

Document available at

Technical note on functionality and Protocol 7 (pdf)

Technical note on spent fuel and radioactive waste

This technical note provides further information on spent fuel and radioactive waste to support the UK’s position published on 13 July in the UK’s position paper on nuclear materials and safeguards

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-note-on-spent-fuel-and-radioactive-waste

Document available at
Technical note on spent fuel and radioactive waste (pdf)

Technical note on existing contracts for the supply of nuclear material

This technical note provides further information on existing contracts for the supply of nuclear material to support the UK’s position published on 13 July in the UK’s position paper on nuclear materials and safeguards.

The issue of existing contracts for the supply of nuclear material has been identified by the UK as an issue to be addressed in the withdrawal discussions.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-note-on-existing-contracts-for-the-supply-of-nuclear-material

Document available at

Technical note on existing contracts for the supply of nuclear material (pdf)

Other References

Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union