EU Sets Hard Deadline for Brexit Transition Period

20 Dec 2017, 36 mins ago

Following the deal that Theresa May struck with the EU earlier this month (link to blog), the EU has issued a statement today, the 20th December 2017, stating that any transition period for the UK’s exit from the EU will not continue beyond the end of 2020.

The EU has stated that throughout this transition period that the UK must continue to follow its rules and laws and will not be allowed to adopt an “al a carte” approach to the EU.  

This tough line and strict deadline from the EU comes just a week after the British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a defeat in Parliament where she was unable to pass the legislation that is required for the UK’s exit from the EU.

As the UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit) unfolds, Gherson continues to monitor the situation closely.   Should you require any assistance in applying for permanent residence or to discuss the protection of your status in the UK, please contact us.


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