EU-27 heads of state and government will meet on 10 April 2019 to discuss the latest developments on Brexit. Faced with the rejection of the withdrawal agreement by the House of Commons, I have decided to convene a European Council on 10 April,” confirmed President Donald Tusk on 29 March, after the vote in the House of Commons. On 15 November 2018, the day after the agreement and the support of the British government were presented, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for leaving the European Union. [28] The UK will begin the formal process of withdrawal negotiations by the end of March 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the Birmingham conference on 2 October. The European Commission has recommended to the European Council (Article 50) to approve the revised withdrawal agreement, including a revised protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, and to approve a revised political statement on the framework for future EU-UK relations. The European Council (Article 50) adopted a decision formalising the political agreement reached on 21 March 2019 on the extension of the Article 50 period. In accordance with the treaties, the decision was taken in agreement with the United Kingdom. Such an agreement was established in a letter from the UK`s permanent representative to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow, dated 22 March 2019. 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. [38] [12] The Council (Article 50) adopted a decision on the signing of the withdrawal agreement.

It also approved a draft decision on the conclusion of the withdrawal agreement and decided to send this draft decision to the European Parliament for approval. On the European Union side, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020[40] and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by e-mail on 30 January 2020. [42] That is why, on 30 January 2020, the European Union also tabled its instrument for ratifying the agreement, concluding the agreement[43] and allowing it to enter into force on the date of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU at 11 .m.