Click on the links below to see the lists of competent authorities designated by the member states in accordance with Article 15 of the Regulation on the citizens' initiative.
On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union. In line with Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union it was foreseen at that time that all Union primary and secondary law would cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019, 00:00h (CET) (‘the withdrawal date’1. On the withdrawal date the United Kingdom would become a ‘third country’2 .
On 13 April 2018 the Commission published a notice to stakeholders on the consequences of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom in the field of the European Citizens' Initiative. This notice refers to the withdrawal date being 30 March 2019, 00:00h (CET).
However, on 11 April 2019, the European Council (Article 50) decided, in agreement with the United Kingdom, to extend the two-year period provided for by Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union, until 31 October 2019.
Following this decision, and until further notice, the reference in the notice to 30 March 2019 at 00.00 (CET), as the withdrawal date of the United Kingdom from the European Union, must be read as referring to 1 November 2019 at 00.00 (CET).
Please note that:
1 Furthermore, in accordance with Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union, the European Council, in agreement with the United Kingdom, may unanimously decide that the Treaties cease to apply at a later date.
2 A third country is a country not member of the EU.