BREXIT : THE TRANSITION AGREEMENT
(Paper written by “Senior European Experts” (high level retired British diplomats) ,preview and arrangement by Alexander Christiani)
ABS Policy Paper No.5 dealt with the general aspects of the transition period- the present paper is a follow-up and goes a step further in mapping out the specific aspects of the interim period which is part of the “divorce” treaty .75% of the 186 articles text has been agreed so far on negotiator’s level. Important parts are open. The North Ireland question should be tackled at the forthcoming summit in June. Citizens’ rights however will remain unchanged during the transition period. Therefore, paper no. 6 does not deal with that particular question.
Also in summer, talks on the future relations in general between the UK and the EU(i.e .from 2021 onwards) are intended to commence.