UK-EU future relationship negotiations

Background

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union on 31 December 2019, the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee (“the Committee”) agreed to explore the implications for Wales arising from the UK-EU future relationship negotiations.

This builds on the Committee’s previous work, including the following reports:

-      The Withdrawal Agreement: Implications for Wales (January 2020) (PDF, 297KB) (January 2020);

-      Wales’ future relationship with Europe and the world (PDF, 2MB) (February 2019);

-      Wales’ future relationship with Europe – Part one: a view from Wales (PDF, 9MB) (March 2018);

-      Implications for Wales of leaving the European Union (PDF, 1MB) (January 2017).

Evidence gathering

At its meeting on 20 May 2020, Professor Catherine Barnard provided evidence to the Committee on possible future options for the UK-EU relationship. These are outlined in her paper Future scenarios post Brexit (20 April 2020) (PDF, 425KB), in which she sets out the possible future options for the UK-EU relationship. This includes a future trade agreement, no future trade agreement (the trading on WTO terms), the conclusion of a series of UK-EU “mini deals” and the possibility of extending the transition period beyond 31 December 2020.

Keeping in touch

When the Committee arranges future work on the UK-EU future relationship negotiations, it will communicate this on its homepage and through its Twitter account.

The Committee sends regular European Union Transition Update emails. If you'd like to receive this in your inbox, please email SeneddEAAL@senedd.wales to request this.

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Type: For information

First published: 30/04/2020

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