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First step to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom

Feb 5, 2020 | News

(03 February 2020) – The European Commission has today issued a recommendation to the Council to open negotiations on a new partnership with the United Kingdom.

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This recommendation includes a comprehensive proposal for negotiating directives, defining the scope and terms of the future partnership that the European Union envisages with the United Kingdom.

These directives cover all areas of interest for the negotiations, including trade and economic cooperation, law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, foreign policy, security and defence, participation in Union programmes and other thematic areas of cooperation.

A dedicated chapter on governance provides an outline for an overall governance framework covering all areas of economic and security cooperation.

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