The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time.
Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 November 2018 – and last week’s call by the European Council (Article 50) to intensify preparedness work at all levels and for all outcomes – the European Commission has today started implementing its “no deal” Contingency Action Plan. This delivers on the Commission’s commitment to adopt all necessary “no deal” proposals by the end of the year, as outlined in its second preparedness Communication of 13 November 2018.
The Commission have published these plans also – they are 14 measures for sectors that a ‘no-deal’ scenario would have a significant impact for citizens and businesses across the EU.
These areas include financial services, air transport, customs, and climate policy amongst others.