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The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, after which it became a third country to the EU.
The EU and the UK reached an agreement on their future relationship on 24 December 2020. They formally signed the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 30 December 2020.
The agreement entered into force on 1 May 2021 after approval of the European Parliament and adoption by the Council.
The EU-UK agreement explained
EU and UK agree on way forward in WTO dispute concerning UK’s green energy subsidy scheme
The EU and the UK have agreed on a way forward to address the EU’s concerns about discrimination in the UK’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, which is the UK’s main mechanism for supporting low-carbon electricity generation.
EU challenges discriminatory practices of UK’s green energy subsidy scheme at WTO
Today the EU is requesting consultations with the United Kingdom (UK) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the UK’s discriminatory practices when granting support for green energy projects.