The European Commission has today started implementing its “no deal” Contingency Action Plan in the eventuality that the Withdrawal Agreement is not ratified and passed through UK Parliament.
In particular, it contains 14 measures in a limited number of areas where a “no-deal” scenario would create major disruption for citizens and businesses in the EU27. These areas include financial services, air transport, customs, and climate policy, amongst others.
In addition, emphasis has been placed on protecting the rights of UK citizens that are currently living lawfully in an EU member state (and vice-versa). Notably, it is reported that UK nationals will be exempt from visa requirements for temporary residency and visitors.
You can read a summary of the Commission’s Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors HERE.