requests under Article 39 of the Schengen Convention received before the end of the transition period by the Central International Police Cooperation Unit of the contracting party or by the competent authorities of the required contracting party or by the police authorities who are not authorized to process the application but who pass the request on to the relevant authorities; The agreement also provides for a transitional period, which will last until 31 December 2020 and can be extended by mutual agreement. During the transitional period, EU legislation will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the internal market and the customs union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adapt to the new situation and the new era, so that the British and European governments can negotiate a new trade agreement between the EU and the UK.   In the 2019 revisions, elements of the political statement were also adapted, replacing the word “appropriate” with “appropriate” with respect to labour standards. According to Sam Lowe, a trade fellow at the Centre for European Reform, the amendment excludes labour standards from dispute resolution mechanisms.  In addition, the Equal Competition Mechanism has been postponed from the legally binding withdrawal agreement to the political declaration, and the line of the political statement that “the United Kingdom will consider taking into account alignment with trade union rules in the relevant areas” has been removed.  While the UK`s withdrawal from the EU poses significant challenges for the maintenance and development of North-South cooperation, the EU withdrawal agreement is itself a legally binding document. It contains conditions for the UK`s withdrawal from the EU of more than 500 pages, including the first agreements on citizens` rights, the UK`s financial commitments to the EU and the Northern Ireland Protocol, which establish provisions for maintaining an open border on the island of Ireland. The withdrawal agreement was adopted by the European Council on 19 October 2019 in its final form, which was confirmed in the declaration that a political agreement had been reached and that the United Kingdom had reached an agreement with the European Union in accordance with Article 50, paragraph 2, of the Treaty on European Union. CONSIDERING that the United Kingdom and the Eu must take all necessary measures to begin as soon as possible, from the date of this agreement`s entry into force, formal negotiations on one or more agreements on their future relations, in order to ensure that these agreements apply, as far as possible, from the end of the transition period.
, the agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border agreements and dispute resolution.