Summary of Political Declaration Setting Out the Framework for the Future Relationship Between the European Union and The United Kingdom

Looking for the report?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

Political Declaration Setting Out the Framework for the Future Relationship Between the European Union and The United Kingdom summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

10 Overall

10 Importance

10 Innovation

9 Style


Recommendation

Four months ahead of the United Kingdom’s March 29, 2019, withdrawal from the European Union, negotiators for the EU and UK have published a draft political declaration envisioning their post-Brexit relationship. Much of the declaration is open to interpretation but it outlines a vision for a closely cooperative relationship that builds on the parties’ existing integration while noting EU autonomy and UK sovereignty. The framework set out in the declaration has earned agreement at the negotiators’ level and agreement in principle at the political level. However, the declaration is non-binding, remains subject to ultimate political endorsement and the EU and UK may still disagree about the true meaning of its terms.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What framework the UK and the EU have outlined for their post-Brexit relationship,
  • How the parties envision their future economic and security partnerships, and
  • What specific agreements the UK and the EU envisage to effectuate their future relationship. 
 

About the Authors

Negotiators for the United Kingdom and the European Union agreed on and drafted the declaration. It remains subject to review by UK and EU lawyers and to endorsement by leaders.

 

Summary

A Framework for Post-Brexit

The EU and UK have agreed to take an ambitious approach to their future relationship based on their shared values and interests. It will recognize each party’s principles and will seek to ensure both the EU’s autonomy and integrity and the UK’s sovereignty. It will aim to protect the European Union’s single market and will respect the result of the UK’s 2016 referendum.


More on this topic

Customers who read this summary also read

The Government's Negotiating Objectives for Exiting the EU
The Government's Negotiating Objectives for Exiting the EU
8
Brexit Explained
Brexit Explained
8
Brexit
Brexit
8
The Inside Story of How David Cameron Drove Britain to Brexit
The Inside Story of How David Cameron Drove Britain to Brexit
7
Theresa May at Davos 2017
Theresa May at Davos 2017
8
This is What No-Deal Brexit Actually Looks Like
This is What No-Deal Brexit Actually Looks Like
9

Related Channels

Comment on this summary