full transparency

Commission negotiating documents

European Commission

We just received mandate to begin Article50 negotiations with UK. We are ready. Formal negotiations to begin as soon as UK is ready.

3 main areas of 1st phase of negotiations: citizens rights + financial settlement + new external borders of the EU.

We want full transparency. Article50 negotiating documents will be released to the public & will be published here. Negotiating Documents.

The Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom are unique and differ from any other negotiation conducted by the European Union to date. Given their unprecedented nature, the European Commission has decided to adopt a tailor-made approach to transparency.

The Commission, as European Union negotiator, will ensure a maximum level of transparency during the whole negotiating process. Commission negotiating documents which are shared with EU Member States, the European Council, the European Parliament, the Council, national parliaments, and the United Kingdom will be released to the public.

Negotiating documents on Article 50

The negotiating documents mentioned above include, but are not limited to:

    •    agendas for negotiating rounds
    •    EU position papers
    •    non-papers
    •    EU text proposals
This transparency policy will be regularly reviewed to ensure that it fulfils its objective and does not negatively impact the integrity of the negotiations.

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