Brexit : practical information
The Withdrawal Agreement signed by the European Union and the United Kingdom on 24 January 2020 put in place a transition period during which EU law continued to apply to the UK. This period expires on 1 January 2021.
On 25 February 2020 Member States authorised the EU Commission to negotiate a new partnership for trade and cooperation with the UK. This negotiation resulted on 24 December 2020 in an agreement that determines the relations between the UK and the EU on certain subjects. The agreement has been unanimously accepted by the 27 Member States and will provisionally enter into force on 1 January 2020, before ratification by the European Parliament.