11.No other draft withdrawal agreements were published between March and November, but a joint statement was issued on 19 June 2018, in which negotiations progressed further10 7.In summer of 2017. They would first look at exit, starting with three specific areas arising from the UK`s exit: the protection of civil rights after Brexit, the financial settlement and issues related to the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. They also agreed that “sufficient progress” was needed on these withdrawal issues before discussions could be initiated on the second element of Article 50, namely the framework for future relations between the EU and the UK. The UK has launched the formal process of withdrawal negotiations by formally announcing the European Council`s intention to leave the EU. 4.These provisions mean that, prior to the ratification of the withdrawal agreement by the Government, no parliamentary procedure is required beyond the adoption of the Withdrawal Agreement Act. However, this agreement is one of the most important international agreements concluded by the United Kingdom in recent history, and this report was drawn up by the European Union`s Special Committee to promote an informed debate on the agreement, both in Parliament and beyond. 6.Am 29 March 2017, the then Prime Minister, Prime Minister Hon Theresa May, informed the European Council of the UK`s intention to withdraw from the European Union in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU). Article 50 stipulates that, within two years, the European Union should “negotiate and conclude an agreement with [the withdrawn state] setting out the terms of its withdrawal within the framework of its future relations with the Union”. The statement by Her Majesty`s Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland refers to the application of the “democratic consent in Northern Ireland” provision of the Protocol on Ireland.” The reception of the agreement in the House of Commons ranged from cold to hostile, and the vote was delayed by more than a month. Prime Minister May has received a motion of no confidence within her own party, but the EU has refused to accept further changes. The project contains ten annexes. The first is a protocol to maintain an open border between the EU and the UK on the island of Ireland (usually known as the “Irish Backstop”). The second is the rules for establishing a common customs territory between the EU and the UK until a technical solution that allows both an open border and an independent customs policy can be found.
The third area concerns the activities of the common customs territory. The fourth area concerns “good governance in the areas of taxation, environmental protection, social and labour standards, state aid, competition and state-owned enterprises. The five to eighteen provisions relate to the relevant provisions of EU law. In the ninth and tenth versions of the procedures that arise from the main sections of the project. After an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs ruled that the UK government was not respecting Parliament because it refused to give Parliament full legal advice on the consequences of its proposed withdrawal terms.  The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the “backstop” agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the customs border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its consequences on the Good Friday agreement which ended the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether the UK would be assured, in accordance with the proposals, of being able to leave the EU in a practical sense.