Decision 2019/642 - Amendment of Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing and of Euratom, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and Euratom (Text with EEA relevance.)

Please note

This page contains a limited version of this dossier in the EU Monitor.

1.

Current status

This decision has been published on April 25, 2019 and entered into force on April 13, 2019.

2.

Key information

official title

Council Decision (EU) 2019/642 of 13 April 2019 amending Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (Text with EEA relevance.)
 
Legal instrument Decision
Number legal act Decision 2019/642
Original proposal COM(2019)194 EN
CELEX number i 32019D0642

3.

Key dates

Document 13-04-2019; Date of adoption
Publication in Official Journal 25-04-2019; OJ L 110I , 25.4.2019, p. 1–3
Effect 13-04-2019; Entry into force Date of document See Art 3
End of validity 31-12-9999

4.

Legislative text

25.4.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

LI 110/1

 

COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2019/642

of 13 April 2019

amending Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 50 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

 

(1)

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (‘Euratom’) in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (‘TEU’), which applies to Euratom by virtue of Article 106a of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community.

 

(2)

In accordance with Article 50 TEU, the European Union negotiated with the United Kingdom an agreement setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union (‘Withdrawal Agreement’).

 

(3)

On 11 January 2019, the Council adopted Decision (EU) 2019/274 (1) on the signing of the Withdrawal Agreement (2).

 

(4)

On 21 March 2019, the European Council approved the Instrument relating to the Withdrawal Agreement and the Joint Statement supplementing the Political Declaration, agreed between Prime Minister May and the President of the European Commission Juncker on 11 March 2019.

 

(5)

By Decision (EU) 2019/476 (3), the European Council, in agreement with the United Kingdom, decided to extend the period under Article 50(3) TEU until 22 May 2019 in the event that the House of Commons approved the Withdrawal Agreement by 29 March 2019, or, if that were not to be the case, until 12 April 2019. The House of Commons did not approve the Withdrawal Agreement by 29 March 2019.

 

(6)

On 5 April 2019, the United Kingdom submitted another request to the European Council for an extension of the period provided for in Article 50(3) TEU. On 11 April 2019, by Decision (EU) 2019/584 (4) the European Council, in agreement with the United Kingdom, decided to further extend that period until 31 October 2019. The European Council recalled that, under Article 50(3) TEU, the Withdrawal Agreement may enter into force on an earlier date, should the Parties complete their respective ratification procedures before 31 October 2019. Consequently, the withdrawal should take place on the first day of the month following the completion of the ratification procedures or on 1 November 2019, whichever is the earliest. Furthermore, as indicated in the second paragraph of Article 2 of that Decision, that Decision will cease to apply on 31 May 2019 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.

 

(7)

As a consequence, the date of entry into force of the Withdrawal Agreement had to be adapted to reflect the period provided for in Article 50(3) TEU, as extended by the European Council in agreement with the United Kingdom.

 

(8)

On 11 April 2019, in agreement with the United Kingdom, the Withdrawal Agreement was adapted in three instances as follows:

 

in the last recital, the words ‘after 29 March 2019’ were replaced by ‘from the date of entry into force of this Agreement’;

 

in Article 185, the first paragraph was replaced by:

‘This Agreement shall enter into force on one of the following dates, whichever is the earliest:

 

(a)

the day following the end...


More

This text has been adopted from EUR-Lex.

5.

Original proposal

 

6.

Sources and disclaimer

For further information you may want to consult the following sources that have been used to compile this dossier:

This dossier is compiled each night drawing from aforementioned sources through automated processes. We have invested a great deal in optimising the programming underlying these processes. However, we cannot guarantee the sources we draw our information from nor the resulting dossier are without fault.

 

7.

Full version

This page is also available in a full version containing the legal context, de Europese rechtsgrond, other dossiers related to the dossier at hand and the related cases of the European Court of Justice.

The full version is available for registered users of the EU Monitor by ANP and PDC Informatie Architectuur.

8.

EU Monitor

The EU Monitor enables its users to keep track of the European process of lawmaking, focusing on the relevant dossiers. It automatically signals the newly added documents and subsequent meetings in which these are scheduled for discussion or vote. The latest state of affairs is conveniently presented in such a way that a single glance is sufficient to keep informed. By way of alerts through e-mail or digital newsletters users and their clients are kept in the loop 24/7.

If you are interested in the EU Monitor, please contact us at info@eumonitor.eu.