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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.