The European Union and the United Kingdom have formally completed the divorce. The withdrawal agreement will therefore enter into force on 1 January.
According to EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, it provides guarantees on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and vice versa for British citizens living in the Union. It also guarantees that The Good Friday peace agreement will not be violated because there will be no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Šefčovič and his British counterpart Michael Gove handled the case by video session on Thursday. The Slowak called that ” a milestone.”
Earlier this month, at the last minute, a conflict was resolved over British legislation that was contrary to agreements in the withdrawal treaty. Šefčovič and Gove have agreed to discuss the implementation of the arrangements on a quarterly basis next year.