Issue Brief on “Brexit: UK and EU Agree on Terms for Transition Period”


In March 2018, EU and UK agreed on a significant part of the Brexit deal that will lead to a smooth withdrawal of UK from the European Union. This comes as a major development after Britain voted to leave EU in 2016.    

The key aspects of the agreement announced in Brussels include:

  • The transitional period will last from Brexit day on March 29, 2019 to December 31, 2020;
  • EU citizens arriving in the UK between these two dates will enjoy the same rights and guarantees as those who arrive before Brexit. The same will apply to UK expats on the continent;

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