- February 26, 2020
Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK
The European Commission welcomes the Council's decision today, as expected, to authorise the opening of the future partnership negotiations with the UK.
The negotiating directives adopted today are based on the draft recommendation put forward by the Commission on 3 February 2020. They fully respect existing European Council guidelines and conclusions, as well as the Political Declaration agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom in October 2019.
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