Partial agreement between the EU and the UK negotiators on text for the Withdrawal Agreement

Following the negotiations that took place from 13 to 19 March 2018, EU and UK negotiators presented a version of the draft Withdrawal Agreement that shows the progress achieved so far in the talks. This coloured version identifies the parts of the Withdrawal Agreement where both sides have agreed on the legal text, which include:

citizens’ rights
financial settlement
transition period
separation issues

On the issue of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, the negotiators agreed that a legally operative version of the “backstop” solution should be agreed as part of the legal text of the Withdrawal Agreement. This solution will be in line with what was agreed in December 2017 in the Joint Report and will apply unless and until another solution is found.


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