In the EU, told when to end the transitional period after Brexit

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The expiration of the transition period in relations between the UK and EU after Brexit should be completed by the end of 2020, the Council of the EU.

«The instructions of the Council of 15 December 2017, saying that transitional arrangements should be clearly defined and precisely limited in time. Proposed date of completion of the transition period is December 31, 2020», — stated in the message.

It is assumed that after the formal Brexit between the EU and the United Kingdom will operate a time-limited transitional period, during which will act the existing agreements and laws between Brussels and London. It is expected that the agreement with Brussels regarding a transitional period for the implementation of the agreement on the UK exit from the EU will be reached before the end of March.

Britain offers to set the duration of the transition period in two years. Earlier, the chief negotiator from the EU Brexit Michel Barnier said that, in the opinion of the European Commission, the transition period should end on 31 December 2020.

The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019.

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