On 15 March 2018, the Commission released a revised “Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community”, which was sent to the UK authorities and will form the basis of the EU’s negotiation for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The draft includes a protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland which recognizes the island’s unique status. See our earlier blog on this subject for a summary of the 28 February Draft agreement.