Second Meeting of EU-UK Joint Committee under the Withdrawal Agreement

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The second meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee under the Withdrawal Agreement took place on 12 June 2020 via video conference.

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The Committee was updated on the latest meetings of the Specialised Committee since the previous Joint Committee meeting and on the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement more generally. The United Kingdom took the opportunity to emphasise its government's decision no to extend the transition period further the initially agreed date of 31 December 2020. The UK also highlighted there would be no further opportunities to extend the transition period.

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Commentary and Analysis
The Economist, 11/06/2020: Boris Johnson’s government should prolong the Brexit transition https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/06/11/boris-johnsons-government-should-prolong-the-brexit-transition
EPC: Discussion Paper, 11/06/2020: The Brexit transition extension 2.0 http://www.epc.eu/en/Publications/The-Brexit-transition-extension-20~344ab8

News
Politico, 12/06/2020: UK formally rejects Brexit transition period extension https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-formally-rejects-brexit-transition-period-extension/
RTÉ News, 12/06/2020: EU formally accepts UK will not seek extension to Brexit transition period https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2020/0612/1146966-brexit/
EurActiv, 12/06/2020: UK repeats ‘no extension’ mantra but backtracks on import controls https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/uk-repeats-no-extension-mantra-but-backtracks-on-import-controls/
BBC News, 12/06/2020: Brexit: No extension is no surprise, says Foster https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53029894
BBC News, 12/06/2020: Brexit: Scottish and Welsh FMs lose bid for transition period extension https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53019046
Deutsche Welle, 12/06/2020: UK 'formally' rejects extension on stalled post-Brexit talks https://p.dw.com/p/3dhRo
ITV News, 12/06/2020: Wales and Scotland boycott conference call with Number 10 after Brexit extension refused https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-06-12/wales-and-scotland-boycott-conference-call-with-number-10-after-brexit-extension-refused/

Official
European Commission: Publications: Provisional agenda of the second meeting of the Joint Committee https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/provisional-agenda-second-meeting-joint-committee_en
European Commission: Press statement by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič following the second meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee (12 June 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_1055
UK Government: Cabinet Office: News, 12/06/2020: Second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee https://www.gov.uk/government/news/second-meeting-of-the-withdrawal-agreement-joint-committee
Welsh Government: Written Statement: EU Transition Period Extension (12 June 2020) https://gov.wales/written-statement-eu-transition-period-extension

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