On Thursday 28 January, The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel took part in a digital meeting with Minister Anna Hallberg and Minister Hans Dahlgren about the European Union and its relationship with Great Britain following Britain's departure from the EU.
During the meeting, Minister for Foreign Trade Anna Hallberg and Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren described the situation following Brexit, Great Britain's departure from the EU.
The ministers explained how internal EU cooperation will be affected by Brexit, the Swedish Government's view of the agreements, the situation regarding EU and Swedish trade with Great Britain in the short and long terms, and how the EU's trading relationship with countries such as the USA and China will be affected by Brexit.
Great Britain's departure from the European Union officially began with the British Government's request to leave on 29 March 2017. A transition period began on 1 February 2020, during which the EU and Great Britain negotiated a trade and cooperation agreement.
On 24 December 2020, the EU and Great Britain agreed on the conditions for an agreement to ensure conditions for long-term, predictable cooperation.
Cooperation on foreign policy and external security and defence cooperation are not covered by the agreement.
Following Brexit, Great Britain is no longer subject to the EU's regulations, and no longer participates in the internal market or the EU Customs Union.
Find out more at the Swedish Government's website.