UK withdrawal from the EU

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

EFSA is closely following the ongoing negotiations and preparedness activities at Union level to ensure that the Authority can continue to deliver on its mission after the UK leaves the Union.

Specific notices, which aim at preparing citizens and stakeholders for the withdrawal of the UK, set out the consequences in a range of policy areas, including those that are relevant to EFSA’s mission. The European Commission has also published general information relating to the EU’s preparedness for a ‘no-deal’ scenario, in which the UK would become a third country without any transitional arrangements.

Other relevant information will be published on this page as and when it becomes available.