Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee established by the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community as regards the date from which the provisions of Title III of Part Two of the Agreement shall apply to the nationals of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway, and the Swiss Confederation

1. The European Commission’s proposal seeks a Council Decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the EU in the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee (‘the WAJC’) with regard to a WAJC decision to set the date from which Article 33, Title III of Part Two of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Withdrawal Agreement’) will apply to nationals of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway and Switzerland (‘EFTA nationals’).

2. The proposal does not require a UK response. The decision will be agreed jointly at a political level by the UK and EU in the WAJC and is binding. The UK agrees with the proposal, which has already been envisaged under the Withdrawal Agreement, the Agreement on arrangements between Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the EEA Agreement and other agreements applicable between the UK and the EEA EFTA States by virtue of the UK’s membership of the European Union (‘the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement’) and the Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Swiss Confederation on Citizens’ Rights following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (‘the Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement’).

Topic  Institutional 
Department  FCDO 
Council Reference  13458/20 
COM Reference  COM(20)780 
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  1. 13458/20 - 416 KB - pdf
  2. 13458/20 + Add 1 - 339 KB - pdf
  3. EM 13458/20 - 205 KB - pdf

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