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BREXIT DOCUMENTS and other sources of information
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BREXIT DOCUMENTS and other sources of information

This thread is our reference library for evidence-based debate. It contains links to Brexit documents issued by the EU27 and the UK and to other sources of information about Brexit, with short descriptions. Add relevant links that you come across to our list. Corrections of errors and suggestions for improvements are welcome.

Please discuss the contents of the listed Brexit sources on other threads.



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EU27 European Council: Guidelines, statements and directives for negotiations

Note: The documents are sorted chronologically within each section. The most important documents are marked with red font.

If you only have time to look at one document, I strongly recommend this one:
Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019
(Communication of the European Commission on 19 July 2018)
See below for details and the link - it is the last document listed in this comment (marked in red).



JOINT STATEMENT by
* Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament,
* Donald Tusk, President of the European Council,
* Mark Rutte, Holder of the Presidency of the Council of the EU,
* Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
24 June 2016
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STA...329_en.htm
This was the first reaction from the EU27 to the Leave vote - published on the day that the referendum results came in. Addressed to both the British and the EU27 people.



EU27 procedures for Brexit negotiations

Infographic - Brexit process
    Click on the image to enlarge.

Source webpage: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/infogr...t-process/
This graphic shows the procedures used on the EU27 side during Brexit negotiations. The procedures are based on the EU Treaties (in particular Article 50 TEU) and decisions of the EU27 European Council. It explains the steps of procedures leading to UK's exit and the relationship between different EU27 bodies during negotiations. Please refer to this graphic to understand how the documents listed below fit together.

List of EU27 bodies involved in Brexit negotiations (and shown in the graphic; the same terminology used in the list of documents below):

* EU27 European Council = 27 PMs/presidents
* EU27 Council = EU27 Council of Ministers = EU27 General Affairs Council (GAC) = 27 ministers for EU affairs
* European Commission = EU27 negotiators (includes Barnier's team)
* European Parliament (established the Brexit Steering Group to deal with negotiations)



Guidelines and statements of the EU27 European Council (= 27 PMs/presidents)

These documents are the main EU27's Brexit documents, adopted at the highest political level. They contain binding instructions for the EU27 negotiators (= the European Commission and Barnier's team). All documents were adopted unanimously by the 27 PMs/presidents. [i]All other EU27's documents are subordinate to the decisions (instructions) adopted by the EU27 European Council. [/i]

The most important documents are the Guidelines in which the EU27 European Council reviews progress so far, calls for sorting out remaining open issues and gives instructions for the next phase of negotiations which are binding to the EU27 negotiators. The EU27 General Affairs Council (= 27 ministers for EU affairs) together with lower bodies comprising representatives of all 27 EU members (e.g. EU27 Coreper = 27 ambassadors to the EU) then oversees the progress of negotiations and adopts more detailed instructions for negotiations when required.

Throughout the negotiations, there is a lot of cross-talking among Barnier's team, representatives of the 27 EU members and the European Parliament. For Brexit documents adopted by the European Parliament, see the relevant comment in 'Brexit documents'.

STATEMENT after informal meeting of the EU27 European Council
29 June 2016
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/204...0-en16.pdf
The 27 EU members expected for PM Cameron to trigger Article 50 at the meeting of the European Council (= 28 PMs/presidents) on 28 June 2016, like he had promised to the British people. Instead, Cameron resigned. The 27 PMs/presidents held the planned meeting about Brexit nevertheless, at which they adopted this statement. It outlines the Brexit procedures and actions that need to be taken in the EU27. The Bratislava Roadmap about the future of the EU27 (16 September 2016) is based on this statement.

STATEMENT after informal meeting of the EU27 European Council
15 December 2016
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/24...tement.pdf
The statement specifies the internal EU27 procedures for Brexit negotiations. It also clarifies involvement of the European Parliament in negotiations.

EU27 European Council’s first GUIDELINES for negotiations (general principles)
29 April 2017
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/...uidelines/
The guidelines were adopted after the UK triggered Article 50 on 29 March 2017. They contain general principles and general instructions for negotiations.  They remain in power - all subsequent guidelines refer to this document.

CONCLUSIONS after Brexit meeting of the EU27 Council
20 October 2017
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/235...-art50.pdf
The conclusions overview progress of negotiations and declare that the 27 PMs/presidents will decide at their meeting in Decembers whether 'sufficient progress' has been made to move the negotiations to the second phase.

EU27 European Council’s second GUIDELINES for negotiations (transition period)
15 December 2017
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/32...nes-en.pdf
These guidelines were published after adoption of the EU27-UK Joint Report about the first phase of negotiations on 8 December 2017 by both sides. They instruct for transforming the commitments in the Joint Report into a legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement and opening of the second phase of the negotiations (transition period and the general framework about the future relationship), starting with talks about transition period. They also contain general comments about UK's red lines in relation to future trade relationship.

EU27 European Council’s third GUIDELINES for negotiations (future relationship)
23 March 2018
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/33...elines.pdf
The guidelines were adopted after publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement compiled by both negotiating teams. Since the UK failed to explain what kind of a future trade relationship it wants, they contain a general EU27's offer for a future trade relationship based on the constraints of UK's red lines and explain that the 27 EU members are ready to review their offer should the UK's red lines change. In effect, the EU27 offered a Canada-style free trade agreement with the Irish backstop ('border' in the Irish Sea).

CONCLUSIONS after Brexit meeting of the EU27 European Council
29 June 2018
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/35...ons-en.pdf
The UK promised to publish its white paper about the future relationship before this meeting of the EU27 European Council, but failed to do so (the Chequers meeting of the UK government was held on 6 July 2018 and the Chequers white paper published on 12 July 2018). In the absence of any further clarification from the UK, the 27 PMs/presidents were not able to adopt more detailed guidelines for talks about the future relationship, so they published these conclusions instead, in which they express their frustration due to lack of progress in negotiations and call for the EU27 to intensify preparations for a no-deal scenario.   



Other EU27 documents related to the Guidelines

All other EU27's documents are subordinate to the decisions (instructions) adopted by the EU27 European Council (= 27 PMs/presidents).

Guiding principles for TRANSPARENCY in negotiations under Article 50 TEU
17 May 2017
http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/docu...NIT/en/pdf
Adopted unanimously by EU27 Coreper (= ambassadors to the EU of 27 EU members) - based on the first Guidelines (29 April 2017) which called for transparency of Brexit negotiations.

DIRECTIVES for Brexit negotiations
22 May 2017
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/217...02en17.pdf
Adopted unanimously by the EU27 General Affairs Courcil (= 27 ministers for EU affairs) - based on the first Guidelines (27 April 2017). The EU27 European Council (= 27 PMs/presidents) gave a mandate to the EU27 GAC to engage in and decide about (as representatives of the 27 EU members) Brexit negotiations. The Directives contain instructions for Brexit negotiations and authorisation of the EU27 GAC to Barnier to open the negotiations.

Council decision about supplementary directives
22 January 2018
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/325...04en18.pdf
Decision of the EU27 GAC to open the second phase of negotiations.

Supplementary DIRECTIVES for negotiations (transition period)
29 January 2018
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/325...02en18.pdf
Update of negotiating directives, based on the Guidelines from 15 December 2017. These directives contain instructions for the second phase of negotiations for talks about the transition period. Published as Annex to the Council decision on 22 January 2018.

Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019
Communication of the European Commission
19 July 2018
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/resource.html?uri=cellar:cb76570b-a9c2-11e8-99ee-01aa75ed71a1.0005.02/DOC_1&format=PDF
The communication was sent to the European Parliament, the European Council (= the EU members), the Council (of Ministers), the European Central Bank, the European Economic and Social Committee (= 350 members representing economic and social interest groups in Europe; workers, employers, other civil society groups), the Committee of the Regions (= representatives of the EU regions) and the European Investment Bank. It overviews the actions which the stakeholders (governments, businesses, organisations, people) have to take to prepare for Brexit following 60+ Brexit preparedness notices published by the  European Commission. It refers to two Brexit scenarios: (1) signed Withdrawal Agreement with a transition period until 31 December 2020 and (2) 'no deal' (= the UK crashing out without a withdrawal agreement and without a transition period). I very strongly recommend you have a look at this document.

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European Parliament: resolutions, impact reports, Brexit Steering Group

Brexit RESOLUTIONS of the European Parliament Exclamation

FIRST on 28 June 2016 (= five days after the referendum):
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getD...XML+V0//EN

SECOND resolution on 5 April 2017 (= five days after the UK's notification)
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getD...XML+V0//EN

THIRD on 3 October 2017:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getD...XML+V0//EN

FOURTH on 13 December 2017:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getD...XML+V0//EN

FIFTH on 14 March 2018:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P8-TA-2018-0069+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN

Note: The European Parliament adopts a Brexit resolution in the run-up to each EU27 European Council at which the 27 PMs/presidents adopt guidelines for the Brexit negotiations which are binding to the EU27’s negotiators (= the European Commission and Barnier’s team). There is a lot of cross-talking among the European Parliament, the EU27 GAC (= 27 ministers for EU affairs) and Barnier’s team before each set of guidelines is adopted. The president of the European Parliament also personally informs the 27 PMs/presidents at the EU27 European Council Meeting about the European Parliament ‘s position re Brexit (as specified in the current European Parliament’s resolution adopted by MEPs) before they adopt the guidelines. The 27 PMs/presidents fully respect the position of the European Parliament – because just like the EU27 European Council, the European Parliament too holds a veto right over the Withdrawal Agreement.


Brexit impact studies
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedking...udies.html
These Brexit reports (about 60) were commissioned by the European Parliament and published at the European Parliament's website, nicely sorted by the topic they cover.


The Brexit Steering Group of the European Parliament

Statements of the Brexit Steering Group
http://www.epgenpro.europarl.europa.eu/s...ments.html

The BSG's comments on EU27 position papers
http://www.epgenpro.europarl.europa.eu/s...apers.html

The BSG's comments on UK position papers
http://www.epgenpro.europarl.europa.eu/s...apers.html

Note: Members of the BSG are representatives of five large party groups (EPP Conservatives, SD Social Democrats, ALDE Liberals, Greens, United Left) which together comprise 75% of MEPs and Danuta Hübner (chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs). The chair of the BSG is Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE).


Brexit website of the European Parliament
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedking...rexit.html


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Barnier and his team: statements, speeches, slides


Barnier's speeches and statements  Exclamation
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/news_en?...news-block
Barnier gives speeches with clear explanations about the state of the Brexit negotiations and the consequences of Brexit to different audiences, from the general public to professionals in different fields of economy (e.g. trade, financial services), law experts and national parliaments. Video footage of Barnier’s speeches and press conferences (including his answers to journalists’ questions) is available at the EbS (European Broadcasting Service) website - see the searchable Archive of EBS videos: https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm

Slides from EU27 seminars
(at website with EU27 Brexit documents)
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/brexit-n...kingdom_en
Barnier and his team are running seminars and consultations with the 27 EU members about sorting out the impact of Brexit and the future EU27-UK relationship. Some slides from these seminars  (explaining the impact of Brexit on various sectors, e.g. aviation, trade) are available at the above link – together with a load of other documents.

Meetings held by Michel Barnier
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/brexit-n.../agenda_en
List of Barnier’s meetings with EU bodies, national governments and parliaments, party groups, etc. (including meetings with UK politicians: parliamentary committees, devolved governments, parties).

Meetings of chief negotiator Michel Barnier with organisations and self-employed individuals
http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyinitiati...8381a90e86
This second Barnier’s diary contains meetings with business leaders, trade unions, professional associations, NGOs etc.

Organisation chart of Barnier's team
https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/fil...f50_en.pdf

Website of Barnier's team
https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/ta...kingdom_en

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Some credentials of Michel Barnier:

1993–95 … France: Minister of the Environment
1995–97 … France: Minister of European Affairs
1999–2004 … EU: European Commissioner for Regional Policy (Prodi); in charge of implementation of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland
2004–05 … France: Minister of Foreign Affairs
2007–09 … France: Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
2009–10 … EU: Member of European Parliament
2010–14 … EU: European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services (Barroso); in charge of increasing regulation of EU financial services (including reining in the City) after the financial crash
2015-16 ... EU: Commission's special adviser on European defence and security
2016- ... EU27 chief Brexit negotiator


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Joint EU27-UK documents: joint report, withdrawal agreement, citizens' rights


The EU27-UK Joint Report on phase 1 of negotiations (8 December 2017)
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/be...report.pdf
PM May signed under the Joint Report on 8 December 2017, followed by serial reneging of the UK government on the commitments in the Report. The Joint Report is the basis for writing the Withdrawal Agreement. The backstop for the Irish land border is explained in paragraphs 43 and 49 (paragraph 50 was added upon insistence of the DUP). Note that the backstop solution is a unilateral commitment of the UK (check the wording of paragraphs 43 and 49).


Draft Withdrawal Agreement  (19 March 2018)
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/be...loured.pdf
The Withdrawal Agreement is the Joint Report (see above) transferred into an official legally binding document. The document at this link is colour coded – parts which have been already agreed about are shown in green, parts for which there is a general political agreement but exact wording is still discussed are in yellow, white parts is text as proposed by the EU27 but not yet agreed about. (When Barnier talks about 80% of the agreement being finished, he is referring to the amount of green parts.) The Withdrawal Agreement is not about trade or other aspects of the future EU27-UK relationship. A legally non-binding joint EU27-UK political declaration about the framework of the future EU27-UK relationship (without any great details) and a declaration that both sides will approach trade negotiations in good faith (after the UK exits the EU) will be attached to the Withdrawal Agreement.



Withdrawal  Agreement published on 14 November 2018  Exclamation  


Text of the finalised Withdrawal Agreement (14 November 2018)
15MB, 585 page PDF
The Withdrawal Agreement is not about trade or other aspects of the future EU27-UK relationship. A legally non-binding joint EU27-UK political declaration about the framework of the future EU27-UK relationship (without any great details) and a declaration that both sides will approach trade negotiations in good faith (after the UK exits the EU) will be attached to the Withdrawal Agreement.


Official documents published together with the finalised Withdrawal Agreement:

Outline of the Political Declaration on the Framework of the Future Relationship (8 pages, pdf)
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/be...ration.pdf
By 14 November 2018, only the outline of the declarations has been agreed - more work is needed on the detailed text! In particular the trade section needs much more work.

Joint report (3 pages, pdf)
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/be...port_0.pdf

For more info released together with the finalised Withdrawal Agreement see here:
http://debateuncensored.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=159


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EU27 Brexit preparedness notices

EU27 Brexit preparedness notices to stakeholders
https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness_en
https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-...notices_en
The European Commission has published 60+ Brexit preparedness notices providing advice to stakeholders (businesses, organisations, people) how to prepare for the changes after Brexit (in particular in case of a no-deal scenario). The first notices were published in November 2017; a vast majority have been already published several months ago.

Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019  Exclamation
Communication of the European Commission
19 July 2018
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/resource.html?uri=cellar:cb76570b-a9c2-11e8-99ee-01aa75ed71a1.0005.02/DOC_1&format=PDF
The communication was sent to the European Parliament, the European Council (= the EU members), the Council (of Ministers), the European Central Bank, the European Economic and Social Committee (= 350 members representing economic and social interest groups in Europe; workers, employers, other civil society groups), the Committee of the Regions (= representatives of the EU regions) and the European Investment Bank. It overviews the actions which the stakeholders (governments, businesses, organisations, people) have to take to prepare for Brexit following 60+ Brexit preparedness notices published by the  European Commission (see above). It refers to two Brexit scenarios: (1) signed Withdrawal Agreement with a transition period until 31 December 2020 and (2) 'no deal' (= the UK crashing out without a withdrawal agreement and without a transition period). I strongly recommend you have a look at this document.


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Press conferences about Brexit

Note: Press conferences are arranged chronologically, with the most recent first.



Press conference of Michel Barnier on 14 November 2018 after publication of the Withdrawal Agreement  Exclamation  

Part 1: Barnier's statement (19 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I163642&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Q&A (23 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I163644&sitelang=en&lg=EN

Statement of Michel Barnier / Déclaration par Michel Barnier
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPE...426_en.htm
This is the statement that Barnier read at the press conference. At the time of posting the link, the text was in combined French and English. Possibly later it will be all translated to English.



The crunch EU summit on 17-18 October 2018 in Brussels 
The 27 EU leaders had a Brexit dinner on Wednesday, 17 October (PM May gave a 15-min speech before the working dinner in the 27 format). The regular European Council continued on Thursday, 18 October (Brexit not on the agenda), followed by press conferences which also covered the Brexit Wednesday.

TUSK-JUNCKER press conference on 18 October 2018  Exclamation  

Part 1: Statement by Donald Tusk (3 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I161911&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Statement by Jean-Claude Juncker (3 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I161912&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 3: Questions and answers (10 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I161913&sitelang=en&lg=EN

National press briefings after the EU summit

Theresa May (10 min) https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pl...ef=I162417  :exclamation:  
Angela Merkel (17 min; with English translation)  https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I162393&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Leo Varadkar (28 min) https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pl...ef=I162411

Emmanuel Macron (28 min; in French and English) https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pl...ef=I162394
Translation to English of Macron's statements about Brexit is here:
http://debateuncensored.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=131  Exclamation  


Statements of EU leaders upon arrival and departure
Some EU leaders gave statements (some in English) upon arrival and/or departure from the summit. Check links to videos here: 
Wednesday 17 October https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm?sitelang=en&page=3&institution=&date=10/17/2018
Thursday 18 October https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm?sitelang=en&page=3&institution=&date=10/18/2018
Arrivals / departures which include statements are marked as doorstep. Note that the above two webpages with Ebs schedules will only be available temporarily for some time after the date they cover.



TUSK-VARADKAR press conference on 4 October 2018  
when Varadkar visited Brussels for talks with Tusk and Barnier

Part 1: Statement by Donald Tusk (5 min)
http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pla...ef=I161386
Part 2: Statement by Irish PM Leo Varadkar (2 min)
http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pla...ef=I161471
Text of Tusk's statement
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press...-varadkar/

Note: This is the first post-Salzburg EU27 press conference about Brexit.




The informal EU summit in SALZBURG

KURZ-TUSK-JUNCKER press conference on 20 September 2018  Exclamation  
after the informal EU summit in Salzburg

Part 1: Statement by Sebastian Kurz, Austrian PM - note that Austria holds the presidency of the European Council (6 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I160286&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Statement by Donald Tusk (5 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I160766&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 3: Statement by Jean-Claude Juncker (3 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I160770&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 4: Questions and answers (13 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I160287&sitelang=en&lg=EN

National press briefings after the Salzburg summit

Theresa May (11 min) https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pl...ef=I160741  Exclamation  
Angela Merkel (6 min)  https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pl...ef=I160288
Emmanuel Macron (30 min) https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pl...ef=I160740
Mark Rutte (17 min) https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/pl...ef=I160742

Statements of EU leaders in Salzburg upon arrival and departure
Some EU leaders gave statements (some in English) upon arrival and/or departure from the summit. Check links to videos here https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm?sitelang=en&page=3&institution=&date=09/20/2018 
Arrivals / departures which include statements are marked as doorstep.



BLÜMEL-BARNIER press conference on 18 September 2018  Exclamation  
after the EU27 General Affairs Council (= 27 ministers for EU affairs) meeting about Brexit
in the run-up to the informal EU summit in Salzburg  

Part 1: Statement by Gernot Blümel, Austrian minister for EU – on the behalf of the 27 EU members; note that Austria holds the presidency of the European Council (3 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I160238&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Statement by Michel Barnier (5 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I160239&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 3: Questions and answers (4 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I160240&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Text of Barnier’s statement
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STA...829_en.htm



BARNIER-RAAB press conference on 31 August 2018

Part 1: Barnier’s statement (8 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I159807&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Raab’s statement (3 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I159808&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Q&A (11 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I159809&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Text of Barnier’s statement
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STA...403_en.htm



RNIER-RAAB press conference on 21 August 2018

Part 1: Barnier’s statement (3 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I159549&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Raab’s statement (1 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I159555&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Q&A (10 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I159556&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Text of Barnier’s statement
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STA...105_en.htm



BLÜMEL-BARNIER press conference on 20 July 2018  Exclamation
after the EU27 General Affairs Council (= 27 ministers for EU affairs) meeting about Brexit  

Part 1: Statement by Gernot Blümel, Austrian minister for EU – on the behalf of the 27 EU members; note that Austria holds the presidency of the European Council (3 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I158710&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Statement by Michel Barnier (15 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I158711&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 3: Questions and answers (24 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I158948&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Text of Barnier’s statement
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STA...626_en.htm
Website of the EU27 GAC meeting
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetin...018/07/20/

Note: The EU27 GAC has a mandate from the EU27 Council (= 27 PMs/presidents) to discuss and decide about Brexit issues on their behalf. This GAC meeting was about UK’s Chequers proposal (which was published on 12 July 2018).



BARNIER’s press conference on 9 February 2018

Part 1: Barnier’s statement (15 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I150723&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Q&A (28 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I150724&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Text of Barnier’s statement
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPE...725_en.htm



BARNIER's press conference on 29 January 2018
after the EU27 GAC approved the EU27's Directives on transitional-arrangements negotiations

Part 1 - Barnier's statement (8 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I150105&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Part 2: Questions and answers (21 min)
https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I150106&sitelang=en&lg=EN
Text of Barnier’s statement
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPE...507_en.htm


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Other Brexit information

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Relevant EU legislation

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white paper of the UK government, UK Impact studies ?
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