European Commission reorganises the “Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom” into the “Service for the EU-UK Agreements”

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Publication Date 19/01/2021
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The College of European Commissioners decided on 20 January 2021 for the establishment of a new Service for the EU-UK Agreements (UKS) as a replacement to the Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UKTF).

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The UKTF coordinated work on all issues relating to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and the post-Brexit relationship. It was led by Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief negotiator on these matters.

The role of the UKS was set to be the support of an efficient and rigorous implementation and monitoring of the Agreements signed between the EU with the UK. This Service was scheduled to become operational from 1 March 2021. The Commission's Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič was appointed as co-chair of the EU-UK Partnership Council, which was established by the bilateral Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).

Mr Barnier was appointed Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission on matters relating to the implementation of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement and the finalisation of the EU's ratification of the TCA.

Source Link https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_160
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