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Here is the European commission’s full 11-page announcement (pdf) about the no-deal plans being implemented.

And here is a 17-page Q&A (pdf).

Here is an extract from the European commission announcement. It is saying that the UK won’t have a say (see clause highlighted in bold) in the measures proposed by the EU that could be introduced to minimise the disruption caused by a no-deal Brexit.

The European Commission has today started implementing its “no deal” contingency action plan. This delivers on the commission’s commitment to adopt all necessary “no deal” proposals by the end of the year, as outlined in its second preparedness Communication of 13 November 2018.

Today’s package includes 14 measures in a limited number of areas where a “no-deal” scenario would create major disruption for citizens and businesses in the EU27. These areas include financial services, air transport, customs, and climate policy, amongst others.

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