EU nations unanimously back Brexit trade deal

EU nations unanimously back Brexit trade deal
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EU nations have unanimously approved the Brexit trade deal – a prerequisite for the agreement to come into operation on 1 January. Germany, which holds the EU presidency, said the decision came during a meeting of EU ambassadors to assess the agreement, APA reports citing Independent.

“Green light,” said Germany’s spokesman Sebastian Fischer. “Ambassadors have unanimously approved the provisional application of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement as of January 1, 2021.”

The deal still needs approval from MEPs in the European Parliament, which isn’t expected to come until February (although the agreement will be implemented provisionally). MPs in the Commons are expected to approve it on Wednesday.

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