The British Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, RT Hon MP Michael Gove, and the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroé Efsovic, attended the meeting, which was attended by representatives of the Member States as well as the First Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive. The Joint Committee on the Withdrawal Agreement met for the second time via videoconference on 12 June. The Committee has been informed of the last meetings of the Technical Committee since the previous meeting of the Joint Committee and the implementation of the withdrawal agreement in general. The United Kingdom took the opportunity to highlight its Government`s “no” to extending the transition period to the originally agreed date of 31 December 2020. The United Kingdom also indicated that there would be no other option to extend the transition period. The Committee took stock of the meetings of the special committee that have taken place since the first meeting of the Joint Committee on the Withdrawal Agreement and has been updated on the implementation of the withdrawal agreement in general, on which both sides have made good progress. The United Kingdom reaffirmed our commitment to fully protect the Belfast Agreement (Good Friday) and to respect our obligations under the Northern Ireland Protocol. The UK underlined our commitment to EU citizens in the UK and ensured that they and British EU citizens protected their rights under the withdrawal agreement. The second meeting of the Technical Committee on The Protocol on Basic Sovereign Territories was held today, 3 December, via videoconference, under the co-chair of officials of the European Commission and the Uk Government. The second meeting of the Technical Committee on Financial Settlements (CUPE) was held today by video conference, under the joint chairmanship of officials of the European Commission and the UK Government. The mandate of this committee is to be able to work with the Joint Committee of the Withdrawal Agreement in order to implement the financial provisions of Part V of the withdrawal agreement. From the joint statement and published by the European Commission.
The second meeting of the Joint Committee for the Withdrawal Agreement took place on 12 June 2020 via video conference. Mr Maroésfcovic, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, was co-chaired by Mr Hon Michael Gove, Vice-President of the European Commission. The fourth meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee on the Withdrawal Agreement was held on Monday 19 October 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the meeting was held in London, UK, and via video conference. The United Kingdom used this second meeting to highlight the United Kingdom`s decision not to extend the transition period. There will be no other options to extend the transition period. The United Kingdom will regain its economic and political independence on 1 January 2021 at the end of the transition period and will maintain a central demand of the British people. The second meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee on the Withdrawal Agreement took place on 12 June 2020 via video conference. . The co-chairs agreed that the Committee would meet again before the end of the year to question the remaining issues and ensure that the protocol enters into force smoothly and in a timely manner.