On 11 April 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 October 2019. Following this decision, and until further notice, any reference in the documents published on this page to 30 March 2019 at 00.00 (CET) or 13 April 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. in the event that the United Kingdom has not held elections to the European Parliament in accordance with applicable Union law and has not ratified the Withdrawal Agreement by 22 May 2019, the Decision referred to above shall cease to apply on 31 May 2019, and the withdrawal will therefore take place on 1 June 2019; and
  2. should the United Kingdom ratify the Withdrawal Agreement at any stage before 31 October 2019, the withdrawal will take place on the first day of the month following the completion of the ratification procedures.

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: “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.