The Exit day is 12th April (day after tomorrow) – the Exit time is 12.00 (midnight) CET
Ahead of the European Council (Article 50) today, the European Commission has taken stock of the European Union’s intense ‘no-deal’ preparations and has issued practical guidance to Member States in 5 areas:
(1) citizens’ residence and social security entitlements,
(2) data protection,
(3) medicine and medical devices,
(4) police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, and
The documents and press release are accessed – here.
The European Commission stated aim of today’s guidance is to ensure the smooth practical implementation of EU and national contingency measures, for UK exit on 12 April, or at a later date, and to maintain a coordinated approach throughout any such ‘no-deal’ phase.
In a ‘no-deal’ scenario, the UK will become a third country without any transitional arrangements. All EU primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the UK from that moment onwards. There will be no transition period, as provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement.
Note : the EU Contingency Measures are time-limited (see diagram) and unilateral.
A phone number is supplied. EU citizens can contact Europe Direct for any questions. Call Freephone 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 from anywhere in the EU, in any official EU language.
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