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On 29 October 2019, the European Council (Article 50) decided, in agreement with the United Kingdom, to extend further the two-year period provided for by Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union, until 31 January 2020. Following this decision, and until further notice, any reference in the documents published on this page to 30 March 2019, 13 April 2019 or 1 November 2019 at 00.00 (CET), as the withdrawal date of the United Kingdom from the European Union, must be read as referring to 1 February 2020 at 00.00 (CET).
In the event that the Parties to the Withdrawal Agreement complete their respective ratification procedures and notify the depositary of the completion of those procedures in November 2019, in December 2019 or in January 2020, the Withdrawal Agreement will enter into force respectively on:
– 1 December 2019;
– 1 January 2020; or
– 1 February 2020.

Additional administrative and technical work to prepare for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, as well as preparedness and contingency communications and Council Working Party (Article 50) preparedness seminars.

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Communications of the European Commission

Communication: “Finalising preparations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 1 November 2019” (4 September 2019)

Communication: “State of play of preparations of contingency measures for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union” (12 June 2019)

Communication: “Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach” (10 April 2019)

Communication: “Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: Implementing the Commission’s Contingency Action Plan” (19 December 2018)

Communication: "Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: a Contingency Action Plan" (13 November 2018)

Communication: "Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019" (19 July 2018)

Factsheets and Q&As

Factsheets and Questions and Answers

Technical seminars

Council Working Party (Article 50) preparedness seminars

Technical working group on risk management in the period around 30 March 2019 in the area of financial services.