Council (Art 50) authorises the start of Brexit talks and adopts negotiating directives
The Council, meeting in an EU27 format, adopted a decision authorising the opening of Brexit negotiations with the UK and formally nominating the Commission as EU negotiator. The Council also adopted negotiating directives for the talks.
Il Consiglio, nella formazione a 27, ha adottato la decisione che autorizza l’apertura dei negoziati con il Regno Unito e ha nominato la Commissione come negoziatore per l’UE. Il Consiglio ha anche adottato le direttive per il negoziato.
On 29 April 2017, the European Council adopted guidelines as provided for in
Article 50(2) TEU. In particular, it endorsed the procedural arrangements set out in the Annex to the Statement of the 27 Heads of State or Government as well as the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission of 15 December 2016. In accordance with point 4 of that Annex, between the meetings of the European Council, the Council and the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States (Coreper), assisted by a dedicated Working Party with a permanent chair, will ensure that the negotiations are conducted in line with the European Council guidelines and the Council negotiating directives, and provide guidance to the Union negotiator.
An ad hoc Working Party on Article 50 TEU (‘ad hoc Working Party’) with a permanent chair should therefore be established.