How should the EU ‘get Brexit done’?

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The limited time frame that Johnson has set for the negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK makes it difficult to reach any EU-UK deal much beyond a bare bones free trade agreement. The greater the time pressure, the less room there will be for divisions among the 27. It would be easier for the EU to reconcile any future differences of opinion among the member-states if it could retain the familiar negotiating structures and their experienced personnel used in the Article 50 talks. The EU would also benefit from maintaining its ‘full transparency policy’, whereby the Commission publishes all its negotiating documents and regularly exchanges views with the 27 EU governments, national parliaments and other stakeholders.


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LSE: EUROPP Blog, 09/01/2020: Ursula von der Leyen: “We have to be very clear that Brexit is a matter of trade-offs and choices”

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Cardiff EDC: Negotiations on the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom
IFG: Insight, January 2020: Getting Brexit done. What happens now?

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