The House of Commons has allowed the British Government to launch the art. 50 procedure for leaving the EU.  Although the Scottish Parliament rejected the plan with a vast majority, it has (regrettably) no formal say in this procedure.

Theresa May has also published a roadmap for leaving the EU. It seems from this program that Britain would like to reduce the present EU-membership to a Free Trade Agreement arrangement. For some sectors, this would mean a return to customs duties, for instance, for the agricultural sector.  This development will have considerable consequences for the GDP in a lot of member-states as well as in the UK.

ESC will monitor the situation and support the Commission to reduce negative consequences for trade in the EU.

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