Withdrawal Agreement Signed
On the European Union side, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020 and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by e-mail on 30 January 2020.  That is why, on 30 January 2020, the European Union also tabled its instrument for ratification of the agreement, concluding the agreement and allowing it to enter into force on the date of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, at 11 .m GMT. The withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom sets out the conditions for the UK`s orderly exit from the EU, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on european Union. After the deadlock in the British Parliament, Prime Minister May resigned and the new leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson, took over as Prime Minister. Under the agreement, the UK will leave the EU at midnight Central European time on 31 January. The UK will remain in the EU internal market and customs union until the end of 2020, but none of the decision-making bodies are in place. The series goes far beyond Europe. The United States was an important mediator in the 1998 peace agreement and Democrats warn of the consequences of a separate trade agreement between the US and the United Kingdom if London meets its EU commitments. The withdrawal agreement also contains provisions for the United Kingdom to leave the Convention setting the status of European schools, with the United Kingdom bound by the Convention and accompanying regulations on accredited European schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period, i.e. at the end of the spring semester 2020-2021.  The Scottish First Minister was one of the politicians most clearly opposed to the government`s plans announced this morning by the government with regard to the withdrawal agreement. “As part of the withdrawal agreement, the UK must inform Brussels of all state aid decisions regarding the Northern Ireland goods market and require the province`s companies to file customs documents when shipping goods to the rest of the UK,” the Financial Times reported on Monday.
Part of the UK`s internal market law, due to be published on Wednesday, “will eliminate the legal force of parts of the withdrawal agreement,” the Financial Times (FT) reports, citing three people familiar with the plans. A source told FT that the measure could “clearly and deliberately” undermine the Northern Ireland agreement signed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last October to prevent a return to a hard border in the region. On 22 October 2019, the House of Commons agreed, by 329 votes to 299, to give a second reading to the revised withdrawal agreement (negotiated by Boris Johnson earlier this month), but when the accelerated timetable it had proposed did not receive the necessary parliamentary support, Johnson announced that the law would be overturned. The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border agreements and dispute resolution. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the other 27 EU countries and by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faced opposition from the British Parliament, which needed approval for ratification. The approval of the European Parliament would also have been necessary. On January 15, 2019, the House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202. The House of Commons again rejected the agreement by 391 votes to 242 on 12 March 2019 and rejected it a third time, on 29 March 2019, by 344 votes to 286.