Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ready for Brexit? Deal or no deal!

The text of the agreement of 17th October 2019, between the European Commission and the Government of the United Kingdom may be found on the EU Brexit Negotiations' Page
(Including:  European Commission Recommendation 17 October 2019
Letter from President Jean-Claude Juncker to President Donald Tusk (President of European Council)
Revised Political Declaration
Revised Withdrawal Agreement including the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland) 
The European Commission have recomended it to the European Counsel {"The 27"} and will also do so to the European Parliament.)
The Westminster Government is to recommend its adoption by the UK Parliament.

Britain is due to leave the European Union. How and when they may leave is not yet certain.

Click to download guide
The EU and Britain agreed an extension to 31 October 2019 with the aim of ensuring an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Given the political situation over there, there is a significant risk of no deal Brexit on 31 October.

Getting Your Business Brexit Ready - Practical Steps.
This guide, from the Irish Government, sets out nine practical steps that all businesses – large and small - should take now to prepare for Britain's departure from the European Union.

Download your copy here.

The major bone of contention according to the current British Government appears to be what is called the Backstop. Here is a good background piece by RTÉ's Tony Connolly: A brief history of the Backstop. (20 Oct 2018)

Previous articles here on Brexit.
• Who knows? The Brexit dilemma! (Feb 2019)
Nobody knows! (Jun 2016)

Some relevent links:
Irish sites
Brexit site (DFA)
Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

European Sites
Brexit Negotiations.
European Union Brexit preparedness.
Customs guide for businesses
Brexit Steering Group (EU Parliament)

British Government sites
Get ready for Brexit
British Parliament Exiting Europe Committee.
UK Help & Services in Ireland. 


Other British resources.
GAMBICA member resource
Negotiators: M Barnier EU, Barclay GB

#Brexit #Breatimeacht @BrexitReadyIRL 

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