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EU Referendum – Welsh Government Statement


The vote to leave is bound to create uncertainty for businesses, communities and people across Wales. The Prime Minister’s decision that invoking Article 50 will be for his successor means that it is unlikely anything will happen very quickly. In the meantime we will remain focused on delivering our programmes.

The First Minister has made it clear he will ensure the Welsh Government is fully involved in negotiations on the terms of UK withdrawal and our future relationship with Europe, and that his priority is to protect the interests of Wales. He has called for negotiated continued participation, on current terms, in major EU programmes up until the end of 2020 to provide continuity while arrangements are made for the longer term. The FM has just issued a statement following the Cabinet meeting on Monday 27th June – you can find it here. The Welsh Government will make every effort to ensure that decisions taken by the UK Government fully address Welsh interests and our concerns about the impact on jobs, growth and the economy.

We will keep our partners informed of developments as and when new information is available.

Sioned Rees
Head of Escalation and Special Measures Support
Health & Social Services
Welsh Government
Tel: 0300 062 5275

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