Brexit and the EU’s future relationship with the UK

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 1 February 2020. The work of the Government and the Government Offices on the Brexit process is described here, as well as the negotiations on a new relationship between the EU and the UK. You can read about what the Withdrawal Agreement entails, how the negotiations on the future relationship are being conducted and other matters.

Responsible ministers
Stefan Löfven
Hans Dahlgren
Responsible ministries
Prime Minister's Office
Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren and Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg  standing next to each other.
Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren and Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

A new relationship between the EU and the UK

When the UK left the EU at midnight on 1 February 2020, a transition period running until the end of the year began. It is envisioned that at the end of transition period, the future relationship between the EU and the UK will take effect.

Paula Carvalho Olovsson
Paula Carvalho Olovsson, State Secretary to Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Preparations for a new relationship with the UK

Regardless of the outcome of the negotiations and the nature of the new relationship with the UK, major changes are expected when the transition period ends 31 December 2020. This will entail major changes for businesses, public authorities, organisations and citizens. All concerned parties need to prepare for this.

Hans Dahlgren and Magdalena Andersson at a press conference.
Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren and Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at a press briefing on the Government’s preparations ahead of Brexit. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

What does the withdrawal agreement entail?

The United Kingdom left the EU on 1 February 2020. Under the Withdrawal Agreement, a transition period has begun during which most practical matters will continue as before. Subsequently, the future relationship is intended to take effect.

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