Relations with the UK: Second meeting of EU-UK Joint Committee takes place on Friday, 12 June

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On Friday 12 June, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, together with Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier, will take part in the second meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee established by the Withdrawal Agreement. It will take place by means of video conference. “The full and timely implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement is key for building a solid future partnership. We will be asking the UK detailed questions about its commitment to implement it, in particular the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland. It is now time to see concrete actions by the UK authorities”, Vice-President Šefčovič said. The Joint Committee is made up of representatives from both the EU and the UK and is responsible for overseeing the implementation and application of the Withdrawal Agreement. One of its many tasks include resolving possible disputes over the interpretation of the Agreement. If such a scenario were to occur, the EU and the UK can refer each other to this Committee. Both sides will take stock of the state of play of the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement and exchange on the actions planned by the UK with regard to the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. The meeting will also take stock of the implementation of the citizens’ rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement, including the registration of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in EU Member States. The agenda for the meeting is available online. For more information on the Withdrawal Agreement, see here