Boris Johnson Withdrawal Agreement Document
The EU Withdrawal Agreement itself is a legally binding document. It contains the conditions for the UK`s exit from the EU and covers more than 500 pages, including the first agreements on citizens` rights, the UK`s financial commitments to the EU and the Protocol on Northern Ireland, which sets out provisions for maintaining an open border on the island of Ireland. The Withdrawal Agreement, as definitively adopted by the European Council on 19 October 2019, was confirmed in the declaration that a political agreement has been reached and that the United Kingdom has concluded an agreement with the European Union in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Ministry`s renegotiation in 2019. The amendments adapt about 5% of the text.  The Declaration on the Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom, also known as the Political Declaration, is a non-binding declaration negotiated and signed at the same time as the binding and more comprehensive Withdrawal Agreement in the context of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), commonly known as Brexit, and the expected end of the transition period. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the old diplomatic cornerstone that „agreements must be respected“ was „the basis for a successful future relationship.“ Johnson said he would not use the option he had in the withdrawal agreement to extend this transitional period. The prime minister said the 11-month deadline, which is available without further extension, is „sufficient“ to reach agreement on a comprehensive agreement. . . .