Eu Withdrawal Agreement
RECOGNISING that, although Union law will apply to the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom during the transitional period, the particularities of the United Kingdom as an exit State will be important for the United Kingdom to be able to take steps to prepare and conclude new international agreements, including in areas falling within the exclusive competence of the Union, if such agreements do not enter into force or do not apply during that period, if the Union does not approve it, parts of another agreement between the Union and the United Kingdom, under the conditions laid down in this Agreement. The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border settlement and dispute settlement. It also contains a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was adopted on 14 Published on 18 November 2018, it was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the remaining 27 EU countries and by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it met with opposition from the British Parliament, whose approval was required for ratification. The consent of the European Parliament would also have been necessary. On 15 January 2019, the House of Commons rejected the Withdrawal Agreement by 432 votes to 202.  On March 12, 2019, the House of Commons again rejected the agreement by 391 votes to 242, and rejected a third time on March 29, 2019 by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 10, 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by the Boris Johnson government opened the first stage in Parliament, but Johnson suspended the legislative process when the accelerated authorisation programme did not receive the necessary support and announced his intention to proclaim a general election.
 On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the Withdrawal Agreement. On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement. It was then closed by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020. RECALLING that the Joint Declaration on the Sovereign Control Areas of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Cyprus, annexed to the Final Act of the Treaty of Accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities, provides that the arrangements applicable to relations between the European Economic Community and the Sovereign Control Areas are to be established within the framework of an Agreement between the Community and the Republic of Cyprus, The agreement defines the goods, services and processes related to them. It argues that any product or service lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the Union (Art. 40 & 41). STRESSING that the objective of this Agreement is to ensure the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union and Euratom, 5. The reasonable period may be extended by mutual agreement between the Union and the United Kingdom. CONSIDERING that both the United Kingdom and the Union should take all necessary measures to initiate, as soon as possible from the date of entry into force of this Agreement, formal negotiations on one or more agreements on their future relationship in order to ensure that, as far as possible, this paragraph applies from the end of the transitional period, unless an agreement under Article 184, which replaces this paragraph, enters into force or becomes applicable. . . .