The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union

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The government of the United Kingdom published on 12 July 2018 a White Paper on the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union after the country's withdrawal.

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The policy paper materialises the cabinet's approach to a 'principles and practical' Brexit. It underpins the vision set out by the Prime Minister in different occasions - Lancaster House, in Florence, at Mansion House and in Munich and explains how the relationship would work, what benefits it would deliver for both sides, and why it would respect the sovereignty of the UK as well as the autonomy of the EU. The White Paper was published following Prime Minister Theresa May hosting a Cabinet away day at Chequers on the 6 July to discuss and collectively agree the UK’s detailed vision for a new EU-UK relationship after Britain's departure after March 2019.

A summary version of the White Paper became available in all the official languages of the EU.

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The Guardian, 20.07.18: Barnier dismisses Theresa May's Brexit white paper demands

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Scotland: Government: News, 12.07.18: Brexit White Paper
European Parliament: Press Release, 12.07.18: Statement by the Brexit Steering Group on UK government White paper

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