Since March, the EU and the UK have continued regular negotiations despite the difficulties associated with the COVID 19 pandemic. The EU is conducting its negotiations on the basis of the mutually agreed political declaration. However, significant differences have not yet been resolved in some areas. These differences include fair competition, horizontal management of each agreement and fisheries. EU and UK negotiators Michel Barnier and David Frost and their teams have recently stepped up their negotiations. The clock is ticking, because an agreement must be reached quickly to have time for ratification by the European Parliament. With regard to the competence in relation to the concepts or provisions of EU law contained in the agreement or in a supplementary agreement, this draft states that they must be interpreted in their application and implementation in accordance with the general methods and principles of EU law and in accordance with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice. There is no explicit statement that the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice applies. However, the possibility for British courts to apply for a preliminary decision remains open (art. LPFS.2.6) in a section entitled “Title III: Level Playing Field and Sustainability.” On 18 March, the European Commission`s Working Group on Relations with the United Kingdom (UKTF) published its draft new partnership with the United Kingdom (draft agreement). It translates the negotiating guidelines approved by the Member States into a legal text in line with the political declaration agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom. The draft agreement was sent to the UK after consultation with the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union and aims to provide an instrument to support negotiations and progress in the UK`s relationship with the EU. The rules for citizens and businesses wishing to move, work or study in another country after the end of the transition period will depend to a large extent on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations on future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
If an agreement is not reached, the rules and rules must be applied to third countries outside the EU. The United Kingdom should give its response, although there is a delay due to the COVID 19 pandemic which is currently being processed (the round of negotiations in London, for example, was postponed this week). The draft agreement covers all areas of the negotiations. The most important thing for us is that the draft treaty contained provisions relating to the digital economy and data protection. These provisions ensure that the parties are committed to a high level of data protection and recognize the importance of promoting and protecting fundamental privacy and data protection rights. The parties also agree to cooperate at the bilateral and multilateral level (to the extent national legislation allows), which may include dialogue, exchange of expertise and cooperation in the application of personal data protection. This draft is separate from the withdrawal agreement, but it confirms it, it cites international law as a reference point for interpretation, and while the proposed position was originally that the relationship should be settled by a single trade agreement, in accordance with Articles 217 and 218, paragraph 3, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the Union, this draft states that “if the Union and the United Kingdom conclude other bilateral agreements between them. These agreements complement these agreements. On 9 July 2020, the European Commission published a “custody communication” to prepare for the end of the transition period between the EU and the UK.