Brexit deal agreement in full: Read the report published after phase one of talks
Negotiators from the European Union and UK Government have made a breakthrough in Brexit talks.
A joint report setting out progress during phase one of the divorce deal has been published. Here is the 7,200-word document in full:
Joint report from EU and UK Brexit negotiators
This report, presented jointly by the negotiators of the European Union (Union) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), records the progress made in the first phase of negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) on the UK's orderly withdrawal from the Union.
Both Parties have reached agreement in principle across the following three areas under consideration in the first phase of negotiations, on which further detail is set out in this report:
- protecting the rights of Union citizens in the UK and UK citizen s in the Union;
- the framework for addressing the unique circumstances in Northern Ireland;
- and the financial settlement.
Progress was also made in achieving agreement on aspects of other separation issues.
The positions detailed in this report form a single and coherent package. Agreement in principle has been reached on the package as a whole, as opposed to individual elements.
Under the caveat that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, the joint commitments set out below in this joint report shall be reflected in the Withdrawal Agreement in full detail. This does not prejudge any adaptations that might be appropriate in case transitional arrangements were to be agreed in the second phase of the negotiations, and is without prejudice to discussions on the framework of the future relationship.Source: Google News