Current state of the Brexit process

Updated

The Government is assessing developments continuously and, in its communications with the people of Sweden and all actors in society, will provide all the information that can be provided. This page contains information on the current situation.

About the situation as of 30 October 2019

On 29 October, the European Council approved a third extension of the deadline for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The decision was taken in a written procedure.

The deadline is 31 January 2020 at the latest. It is flexible so that when both parties have completed their ratification procedures, the withdrawal will take place on the first day of the following month.

There are still uncertainties surrounding the UK’s withdrawal and there is a clear risk of a no-deal withdrawal. Efforts to prepare for such an outcome are still a necessary part of the work concerning Brexit.

The engagement of the Swedish Government and the European Union for an orderly withdrawal remains wholehearted, since withdrawal without an agreement is a particularly poor way of addressing the challenges that withdrawal entails. It would also lay a very poor foundation for the future relationship between the EU and the UK.

About the situation as of 17 October 2019

Press conference on the latest developments of the Brexit process with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the EU Summit on 17-18 October 2019 (in Swedish).