Negotiations on the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom

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Overview, reports and analyses relating the negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) on a post-Brexit relationship.

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The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on 1 February 2020. A Withdrawal Agreement entered into force and provides for a transition period until the end of the year (unless a Joint Committee adopts a decision extending that transition period). A Political Declaration accompanying the Withdrawal Agreement is to serve as the basis for negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. This document highlights that such partnership should cover trade and economic cooperation as well as other areas, such as security, defence and foreign policy.

The European Commission adopted a Recommendation for a Council on opening negotiations with the UK on 3 February 2020, including the negotiating directives. The Council adopted that Decision on 25 February with minor amendments. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out in broad terms his vision for the future EU-UK relationship on 3 February. On 17 February, the UK chief negotiator David Frost addressed an audience in Brussels where his vision for a trade agreement with the EU was also set out. The UK Government eventually released its initial negotiating stance on 27 February.

The first round of negotiations took place on 2 March 2020, in Brussels. The second round was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a joint statement on 12 March. Alternative meeting arrangements were sought during the sanitary crisis. On 18 March, the European Commission published a draft legal agreement translating the negotiating mandate agreed at an earlier stage.

As the coronavirus outbreak unfolded, media outlets and analysts discussed on the possibility for an extension to the negotiations beyond the date set for 31 December 2020. The chief negotiations took stock on 15 April via video-conference of the technical work conducted since the first negotiating round on the basis of the legal texts exchanged by both sides. They also agreed on a calendar of the next rounds of talks.

The next rounds of negotiations were held on the following dates:

  • Second round (20-24 April)
  • Third round (11-15 May)
  • Fourth round (2-5 June)
  • "Restricted" round (29 June-3 July)

Throughout these rounds of talks, deep divisions between both sides on fundamental matters were highlighted by stakeholders and media outlets. A debate on the absence of an agreement by the end of the year emerged among analysts and businesses showed their concern. During the second meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee under the Withdrawal Agreement on 12 June, the UK reaffirmed its intention not to seek an extension to the talks. A high-level meeting between the UK Prime Ministers and the leaders of the EU's main institutions was held on 15 June. On 18 June, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the state of negotiations.

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EUObserver, 19/02/2020: Boris' Brexit bluff? - UK will resist alignment to the end https://euobserver.com/opinion/147485
EPRS: Briefing, February 2020: Future EU-UK trade relationship https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2020)646185
The Guardian, 25/02/2020: Why chlorinated chicken is centre of the table in UK-EU talks https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/25/why-chlorinated-chicken-is-centre-of-the-table-in-uk-eu-talks
Bloomberg, 26/02/2020: Boris Johnson and the EU Are Talking Past Each Other, Again https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-26/boris-johnson-and-the-eu-are-talking-past-each-other-again
Forbes, 27/02/2020: Boris Johnson’s Short Attention Span Risks Undermining The UK’s Post-Brexit Trade Negotiations https://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybroadman/2020/02/27/boris-johnsons-short-attention-span-risks-undermining-the-uks-post-brexit-trade-negotiations/#375bc2643de4
Reuters: Explainer, 27/02/2020: Gaps between Britain and EU on eve of talks on post-Brexit ties https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN20L256
BBC News, 27/02/2020: UK nears acid test in trade talks with EU https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51657273
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Deutsche Welle, 03/02/2020: EU, UK begin post-Brexit poker on trade talks https://p.dw.com/p/3XDsP
The Guardian, 03/02/2020: UK and EU set out contrasting goals for post-Brexit trade deal https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/03/uk-and-eu-set-out-contrasting-goals-for-post-brexit-trade-deal
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BBC News, 17/02/2020: Brexit negotiator says UK must be able to set its own laws https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51538491
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RTÉ News, 18/02/2020: EU to seek return of cultural artefacts under Brexit deal https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2020/0218/1116159-elgin-marbles/
BBC News, 18/02/2020: Michel Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51549662
EurActiv, 19/02/2020: Brussels bristles at ‘dishonest’ UK government tweet https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brussels-bristles-at-dishonest-uk-government-tweet/
The Guardian, 19/02/2020: UK-EU trade tensions descend into 'slide war https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/19/uk-eu-trade-tensions-descend-into-slide-war
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The Guardian, 19/02/2020: Brexit deal 'a different ball game' to Canada agreement, warns EU https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/19/brexit-deal-different-ball-game-canada-agreement-eu-uk-brussels-trade
Euronews, 25/02/2020: Michel Barnier warns UK: EU will not conclude post-Brexit trade deal 'at any price' https://www.euronews.com/2020/02/25/brussels-and-london-flex-muscles-as-eu-prepares-to-finalise-post-brexit-trade-stance
The Guardian, 25/02/2020: Downing Street rejects EU's 'onerous' opening trade offer https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/25/downing-street-rejects-eu-opening-trade-offer
BBC News, 25/02/2020: Brexit: EU warns UK over goods checks between NI and GB https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51632340
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The Guardian, 05/03/2020: Barnier warns of grave differences between EU and UK in trade talks https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/05/barnier-warns-of-grave-differences-between-eu-and-uk-in-trade-talks
Reuters, 30/03/2020: EU pushes Britain to extend Brexit talks over virus outbreak https://www.reuters.com/articleidUSKBN21H1VP
The Guardian, 30/03/2020: Extend Brexit transition by years over coronavirus, UK told https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/30/extend-brexit-transition-by-years-over-coronavirus-uk-told
City AM, 06/04/2020: UK sticks to December 2020 Brexit deadline despite coronavirus https://www.cityam.com/uk-sticks-to-december-2020-brexit-deadline-despite-coronavirus/
BBC News, 07/04/2020: Brexit trade talks continuing in ‘difficult times’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52208127
City AM, 15/04/2020: Brexit trade talks set to resume next week with no deadline extension https://www.cityam.com/brexit-trade-talks-set-to-resume-next-week-with-no-deadline-extension/
The Guardian, 23/04/2020: UK making 'impossible demands' over Europol database in EU talks https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/23/uk-making-impossible-demands-over-europol-database-in-eu-talks
The Guardian, 24/04/2020: Britain running down the clock in Brexit talks, says Michel Barnier https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/apr/24/britain-running-down-the-clock-in-brexit-talks-says-michel-barnier-eu
Deutsche Welle, 25/04/2020: EU frustrated with sluggish Brexit negotiations https://p.dw.com/p/3bOpV
Reuters, 24/04/2020: Britain, EU fail to bridge gaps in future relationship talks https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN2261SJ
BBC News, 24/04/2020: Brexit: Disappointing progress in trade talks, says Michel Barnier https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52414155
The Independent, 24/04/2020: UK ‘failing to engage’ in Brexit talks, says EU chief Michel Barnier https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-uk-trade-deal-boris-johnson-barnier-latest-a9482171.html
EurActiv, 24/04/2020: Barnier: UK is derailing post-Brexit trade pact https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/barnier-uk-is-derailing-post-brexit-trade-pact/
The Guardian, 26/04/2020: Post-Brexit trade talks with EU on course to fail, Johnson warned https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/apr/26/post-brexit-trade-talks-with-eu-on-course-to-fail-johnson-warned
The Guardian, 13/05/2020: UK-EU trade deal with tariffs impossible in six months, say diplomats https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/13/uk-eu-trade-deal-with-tariffs-impossible-in-six-months-say-diplomats
BBC News, 15/05/2020: Brexit: UK warns 'very little progress' made in EU trade talks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52679053
Deutsche Welle, 15/05/2020: Brexit: Trade talks yield little progress as EU, UK dig heels in https://p.dw.com/p/3cHJZ
EUObserver, 15/05/2020: UK and EU blame each other for trade talks stalemate https://euobserver.com/brexit/148389
Reuters, 17/05/2020: UK's Gove says EU trade deal can be done despite talks stalemate https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN22T08R
Politico, 17/05/2020: Michael Gove: Huge gap between UK and EU in Brexit talks https://www.politico.eu/article/michael-gove-brexit-talks/
RTÉ News, 27/05/2020: Hogan hopes for movement from UK in Brexit talks https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2020/0527/1143030-hogan-hopes-for-movement-from-uk-in-brexit-talks/
The Guardian, 04/06/2020: EU leaders will intervene in Brexit talks in autumn, says German official https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/04/eu-leaders-will-intervene-in-brexit-talks-in-autumn-says-german-official
Bloomberg, 04/06/2020: With No Progress, Brexit Talks May Go to October, Germany Warns https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-04/eu-and-u-k-have-made-no-progress-in-brexit-talks-germany-warns
Deutsche Welle, 05/06/2020: EU's Michel Barnier slams UK over Brexit negotiations https://p.dw.com/p/3dIuA
EurActiv, 05/06/2020: No breakthrough in Brexit stalemate, admits Barnier https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/no-breakthrough-in-brexit-stalemate-admits-barnier/
The Guardian, 15/06/2020: Boris Johnson: no reason why Brexit deal cannot be sealed in July https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/15/boris-johnson-hopes-securing-brexit-trade-deal-given-boost-eu
EurActiv, 15/06/2020: Low expectations as Johnson joins EU leaders to break Brexit deadlock https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/low-expectations-as-johnson-joins-eu-leaders-to-break-brexit-deadlock/
Deutsche Welle, 18/06/2020: Macron, Johnson agree to intensify Brexit negotiations https://p.dw.com/p/3e0dZ
EurActiv, 30/06/2020: UK sets September deadline for EU trade deal https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/uk-sets-september-deadline-for-eu-trade-deal/
Politico, 01/07/2020: Angela Merkel says EU ‘must prepare’ for no-deal Brexit https://www.politico.eu/article/angela-merkel-says-eu-must-prepare-for-no-deal-brexit/
Deutsche Welle, 02/07/2020: Brexit: Europe, UK trade talks stall over 'serious differences' https://p.dw.com/p/3ehqj
Euronews, 03/07/2020: 'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/02/better-to-have-no-deal-if-britain-continues-brexit-stance-says-former-irish-pm
Politico, 03/07/2020: Boris Johnson: UK not being ‘disrespectful’ toward EU in Brexit talks https://www.politico.eu/article/boris-johnson-uk-not-being-disrespectful-toward-eu-in-brexit-talks/

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General Secretariat of the Council: EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/eu-uk-negotiations-on-the-future-relationship/
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European Parliament: Press Release, 02/03/2020: EU-UK future relations: crucial to ensure EU leverage and unity https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200302IPR73703/
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European Commission: Joint statement by EU and UK negotiators following the videoconference on 15 April 2020 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_672
European Commission: Press statement by Michel Barnier following the second round of future relationship negotiations with the United Kingdom (24 April 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_739
European Commission: Remarks by Michel Barnier following Round 3 of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom (15 May 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_895
European Commission: Statement by Michel Barnier following Round 4 of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom (5 June 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_1017
UK Government: Press Release, 15/06/2020: EU-UK Statement following the High Level Meeting on 15 June https://www.gov.uk/government/news/eu-uk-statement-following-the-high-level-meeting-on-15-june
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 25/06/2020: EU-UK relations: Council adopts conclusions https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/25/eu-uk-relations-council-adopts-conclusions/
European Commission: 02/07/2020: Statement by Michel Barnier following the restricted round of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_1262

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