Finalising preparations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 1 November 2019

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Series Details COM (2019) 394
Publication Date 04/09/2019
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Communication published by the European Commission on 4 September 2019, which urges all stakeholders to make any necessary final adjustments to their plans in relation to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) without an agreement on 1 November.

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The sixth Brexit preparedness Communication highlights that actors should not rely on the assumption that another extension to Article 50 process would be requested by the United Kingdom and subsequently agreed by the European Council.

In parallel to this Communication, the Commission adopted three legislative proposals to take into account the postponement of the date of withdrawal, by extending, as necessary, the duration of existing contingency measures in the areas of transport and fisheries or providing a framework for 2020 in the context of the EU budget. It also adopted two further legislative proposals as part of a package allowing for contingency financial support, if necessary. Finally, it as sent for consultation to Member State experts a delegated act adapting the deadlines provided for by the contingency Regulation on the 2019 EU budget to the existing withdrawal date.

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Politico, 04/09/2019: EU frees up disaster funding for possible no-deal Brexit
Euronews, 04/09/2019: 'Better be safe than sorry': European Commission spokeswoman on no-deal preparations
RTÉ News, 04/09/2019: Natural disaster funds to be used for countries hit badly by no-deal Brexit - EC
The Irish Times, 04/09/2019: EU warns of no-deal risks as it steps up emergency planning

European Commission: Press Release, 04/09/2019: Brexit ‘no-deal' preparedness: Final Commission call to all EU citizens and businesses to prepare for the UK's withdrawal on 31 October 2019

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