Recognition after a No-Deal Brexit
The Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the British government and the EU, including the transition period, will only come into force if it is ratified by the European and British parliaments. The British parliament has voted against the Withdrawal Agreement multiple times.
On 11 April the British government and the EU agreed to postpone the deadline for withdrawal of the United Kingdom – Great Britain and Northern Ireland (in the following: United Kingdom) – from the EU to 31 October 2019. If there is no majority for the Withdrawal Agreement, there will be a “disorderly“ exit. This is referred to as no-deal Brexit in the following.
In this case, EU law in regards to the United Kingdom would, according to the present state of affairs, no longer be applicable after 31 October 2019. The United Kingdom would thus become a third country from Germany’s perspective.