View from Brussels: Implications of an extension to the Article 50 negotiating period

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An increasingly discussed topic in the Brexit debate is for more time to be allowed for talks to continue. This would mean an extension to the two-year negotiating period that is laid out in Article 50 of the EU treaties.

This prospect has fundamental implications for the operation of UK farm businesses, but, as with all things Brexit, is not straightforward and importantly requires the approval of the EU side too.

The NFU’s Brussels team has prepared a two-page briefing for members that covers the basic process and provides insight on the key considerations of an Article 50 extension.

NFU members: Download the briefing here

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Last edited on: 11:03:2019

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