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Latest News 28 February 2020

27.02.20:  The UK Government has published its negotiating mandate outling the UK’s approach to their future relationship with the European Union. You can read more information here

26.02.2020:  Michel Barnier delivered a speech on Cooperation in the Age of Brexit to the students at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) Europe. You can read more information here


25.02.2020: The European Council adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK, and formally nominating the Commission as EU negotiator. The Council also adopted negotiating directives which constitute a mandate to the Commission for the negotiations. It is now expected that negotiations with the UK will begin on 2 March in Brussels, with negotiating rounds rotating between London and Brussels thereafter. You can read more information here


25.02.20: The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and the Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, T.D., were in Brussels to discuss finalising the EU Brexit negotiating mandate at the General Affairs Council. You can read more information here