The Netherlands must be pepared for there being no agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) after Brexit. This is the the so-called chaos scenario, in which the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a transition period and without any arrangements regarding the new EU-UK relationship.
Anne Mulder (VVD), Pieter Omtzigt (CDA) en Kees Verhoeven (D66) wrote this in their report, published on 16 November 2017. They call for more attention to be paid to the rights and the position of Dutch nationals in the United Kingdom, about which there is still much uncertainty. They also call for more transparency about the negotiations, in order to enable parliamentarians to monitor and check the process.
On 30 March 2017, the standing committee on European Affairs appointed the MPs as co-rapporteurs on Brexit. This means that they will monitor the negotiations and other developments relating to Brexit on an ongoing basis, in order to obtain more insight into the new future relationship between the EU and the UK, and the impact of Brexit on the Netherlands. An earlier report about Brexit was published on 21 March, when former MP Marit Maij (PvdA) and Pieter Omtzigt were rapporteurs on behalf of the standing committee on European Affairs.
On 29 March 2017, the government of the United Kingdom formally announced its intention to leave the European Union. The negotiations about the UK's exit from the EU started in the week of 19 June 2017.