General Affairs (Art.50) – Background brief


Agenda highlights

The Council will discuss the latest developments on Brexit ahead of the special European Council (Art. 50) on 10 April 2019.

European Council President Donald Tusk has announced a special meeting of EU27, following the rejection of the withdrawal agreement by the UK Parliament.

On 21 March EU27 leaders, in agreement with the UK, decided that 12 April 2019 would become the new exit date if the Brexit deal was rejected and asked the United Kingdom to indicate a way forward before that date.