General Affairs Council (Art. 50), 14/05/2018 – Agenda Highlights

The Commission’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, will inform the Council, meeting in an EU 27 format, about the state of play of the Brexit negotiations.

Ministers will have the opportunity to discuss the current situation, concerning:

  • completion of work on withdrawal issues, to finalise the draft withdrawal agreement
  • discussions on the EU’s future relationship with the UK, the outcome of which will be reflected in a political declaration

The Council will also begin preparations for the next European Council (Article 50), meeting in June 2018, by examining the annotated draft agenda.