Ahead of the June European Council (Article 50), the European Commission has taken stock – in its fifth Brexit Preparedness Communication – of the European Union’s Brexit preparedness and contingency measures, particularly in light of the decision taken on 11 April by the European Council (Article 50), at the request of and in agreement with the United Kingdom, to extend the Article 50 period to 31 October 2019.
In the communication of 12th June 2012 the Commission states:
“In light of the continued uncertainty in the United Kingdom regarding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement – as agreed with the UK government in November 2018 – and the overall domestic political situation, a ‘no-deal’ scenario on 1 November 2019 very much remains a possible, although undesirable, outcome.”
The communication includes:
- Citizens residence and social security entitlements.
- Medical products, devices and chemical substances.
- Customs, indirect taxation and boarder inspections.
- Fishing activities.
- Financial services.
The full communication can be read below: