December 2017 Backstop Agreement

NEGOTIATORS FROM THE EU and the UK agreed to include in the draft Withdrawal Agreement a new text binding the parties to the backstop agreement. The EU states that it is the UK`s responsibility to propose solutions for the Irish border after Brexit. The document provides that a „one-size-fits-all” solution would be eligible; In other words, such an exceptional Irish solution should not be seen as a model for relations with other EU Member States after Brexit in terms of border control and customs, such as ETIAS. [22] The Irish Government, in particular, insisted on this backstop. [41] [42] In addition, the final guarantee will continue until the EU has agreed that satisfactory alternative arrangements have been put in place for Northern Ireland so that the resulting relations can continue indefinitely, at the request of the European Union. The joint report appeared to undermine the UK`s red lines that demanded withdrawal from the customs union, the internal market and the jurisdiction of European courts. In April 2019, a report commissioned by the Greens concluded that the backstop could allow the UK to undermine eu environmental, consumer and labour standards due to a lack of sufficiently detailed controls. [54] On November 13, 2018, a modest speech was issued in the House of Commons seeking permission from the government`s legal advisers on the proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement. . . .