Withdrawal Agreement Article 4

45.In Article 5 of the Withdrawal Agreement states that the UK and the EU “shall support each other in full mutual respect and in good faith in the performance of the tasks arising from this Agreement”. It undertakes to “take all appropriate general or specific measures to ensure compliance with the obligations arising from this Agreement and to refrain from any measure likely to jeopardise the achievement of the objectives of this Agreement”. 2. Following the notification by the United Kingdom and the Union of the date of entry into force of the agreements referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, the Joint Committee established by Article 164 (hereinafter referred to as `the Joint Committee`) shall determine the date from which the provisions of this Title apply to nationals of Iceland, namely the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway and, where applicable, the Swiss Confederation. The communication specifies the provisions that the complainant intends to suspend. Before deciding to suspend parts of an agreement under point (b), the complainant shall first consider whether the suspension of the provision of that agreement under point (a) would be an appropriate response to the breach. Any suspension shall be proportionate to the breach of the obligation in question, taking into account the gravity of the infringement and the rights concerned and, where the suspension is based on the fact that the respondent continues not to comply with the decision of the arbitration panel under Article 173 as to whether a periodic penalty payment has been imposed on the respondent and has been paid or is still being paid by the respondent. CONSIDERING the guidelines presented by the European Council of 29 April and 15 December 2017 and of 23 December 2017. March 2018, under which the Union will conclude the Agreement laying down the modalities for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union and Euratom, RECALLING that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union represents a significant and unique challenge for the island of Ireland, and reaffirming that the achievements, benefits and commitments of the peace process for peace, stability and reconciliation will remain of paramount importance there, Article 45 of the Law […].

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