(*1) The EU informs the other parties to the agreements that during the transitional period, the United Kingdom must be treated as a member state for the purposes of these agreements. The new political declaration sets out the framework for future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom and reflects the Government`s desire to conclude an ambitious, comprehensive, deep and flexible partnership on trade and economic cooperation with the EU, with a free trade agreement with the EU, in addition to security agreements and other areas of cooperation. 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. Recognising, moreover, that in orderly for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the EU, a separate protocol to that agreement must also define the specific provisions applicable to Gibraltar, particularly during the transition period, EU and UK negotiators have reached an agreement on the draft withdrawal agreement, so that the European Council (Article 50) has adopted , on 23 March 2018, guidelines for a future relationship between the EU and the UK 1994, point 1. On 6 September 2020, the Financial Times reported that the UK government was considering drafting new laws to circumvent the protocol of the Northern Ireland Withdrawal Agreement.  The new law would give ministers the power to determine which state aid should be notified to the EU and to define which products at risk of being transferred from Northern Ireland to Ireland (the withdrawal agreement stipulates that in the absence of a reciprocal agreement, all products are considered vulnerable).  The government defended this approach and stated that the legislation was in accordance with protocol and that it had only “clarified” the volumity in the protocol.  Ursula von der Leyen warned Johnson not to violate international law and said that the implementation of the withdrawal agreement by Britain was a “precondition for any future partnership”.  On 8 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, told the British Parliament that the government`s internal market bill would “violate international law”.”  In light of the guidelines of 29 April and 15 December 2017 and the European Council of 23 March 2018, in the light of which the EU concludes the agreement on the terms of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU and Euratom, the United Kingdom has begun the formal process of withdrawal negotiations by formally informing the European Council of its intention to leave the EU.