Since his departure, the UK has had no say in the EU institutions. Citizens of the United Kingdom are therefore also excluded from participating in European citizens` initiatives, they do not have the right to vote in local elections in other EU countries or in elections to the European Parliament, and you do not stand for election. As of 1 January 2021, the UK will no longer be part of the internal market or customs union. Even if an agreement on future relations is reached by the end of the year, the EU`s relationship with the UK will change radically and will be very different from those of the UNITED Kingdom, which was a member of the single market. Take, for example, the customs and tax formalities that will then be necessary. Like the EU Member States, citizens and businesses in Germany and the EU as a whole must adapt to these consequences of the end of the transition period, whether or not an agreement is reached on the future partnership with the UK. Other issues related to withdrawal, including social security, including pension rights or recognition of professional qualifications, are not discussed here. For these questions, talk to the appropriate authorities, for example. B to the social security agencies or agencies listed here, if you have any questions regarding the recognition of professional qualifications. The UK left the EU on 1 February 2020 in an „orderly“ manner (i.e. with withdrawal agreements). The rules for citizens and businesses wishing to move, work or study in another country after the end of the transition period will depend to a large extent on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations on future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
If an agreement is not reached, the rules and rules must be applied to third countries outside the EU. The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on 1 February 2020. In this context, the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, known as the „withdrawal agreement“, which came into force and came into force on that date, was concluded between the EU and the United Kingdom. It applies to the whole of the EU, including Germany. Citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland enjoy rights similar to those of EU citizens. The EU has agreements with these countries on very extensive residence rights. If you are both a British citizen and a citizen of one of these countries, you should act as Jane does in our example. The following questions relate only to the impact of the UK`s withdrawal from the European Union on your residence in Germany. Before the withdrawal, a withdrawal agreement was negotiated to ensure that the main political and economic relations between the EU and the UK were not separated overnight. The agreement has been in force since 1 February 2020, when the UK left the EU. It provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020, during which time EU legislation will continue to apply to the UK and the UK will continue to be part of the EU internal market and the EU customs union.
During this transition period, the EU and the UK are negotiating their future relations. The political declaration on future relations, adopted by both sides, accompanies the withdrawal agreement and sets the framework for the negotiations. Since March, the EU and the UK have continued regular negotiations despite the difficulties associated with the COVID 19 pandemic. The EU is conducting its negotiations on the basis of the mutually agreed political declaration.