26 Apr 2017
BREXIT: GENERAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL-ARTICLE 50 – 27 APRILBrussels Daily
General Affairs Council (Art. 50), 27/04/2017
The Council, meeting in an EU 27 format, will prepare for the European Council (Art.50) on 29 April 2017 by discussing the draft guidelines for the Brexit negotiations.
The guidelines, to be adopted by the European Council, will define the framework for negotiations with the UK and will set out the overall EU positions and principles.
This will be the first step in the Brexit process following the UK’s notification to the European Council of its intention to leave the EU, on 29 March 2017. The draft guidelines were submitted to the member states on 31 March 2017 by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk.