Just one day before New Year’s Eve, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, EU Council President Charles Michel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally signed the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Effective as of 11 pm on 31 December 2020 (the end of the Brexit Transition Period), the Agreement includes provisions on trade in goods and in services, digital trade, intellectual property, public procurement, aviation and road transport, energy, fisheries, social security coordination, law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, thematic cooperation and participation in EU programmes, and is underpinned by provisions which, according to the European Commission, aim to ensure a level playing field and respect for fundamental rights.
The Agreement’s provisions do not apply equally to Northern Ireland in all cases by virtue of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland being the agreement which governs Northern Ireland’s relationship with the EU post the UK’s withdrawal.
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