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Council, European Parliament agree unilateral post-Brexit measures

20 February 2019

The two legislative branches of the European Union agreed a draft regulatory package of measures on 19 February to avert disruption in passenger and air freight connectivity between the EU and UK, if there is a no-deal Brexit on 29 March.

The draft regulation awaits the outcome of Brexit and would require formal adoption by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers. It would apply until a formal EU air transport agreement with the UK enters into force or until 30 March 2020, whichever comes first, said the European Commission.

First unveiled in mid-December 2018, the package aims to extend basic services based on reciprocity of rights with the UK to give authorities on both sides of the Channel enough time to adjust to no-deal Brexit conditions in the long run.

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