The European Parliament ratifies the EU-UK trade agreement

The European Parliament ratifies the EU-UK trade agreement

The trade and co-operation agreement was necessary to regulate relations between Britain and the bloc after the end of the post-Brexit transition period, which ended on 1 January.

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen welcomes the ratification of the agreement.

“I am very pleased with @Europarl_EN [EU Parliament] to vote in favor of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The TCA is the foundation of a strong and close partnership with the UK. Faithful execution is essential, ”von der Leye tweets.

He was joined by the President of the European Council Charles Michel, which promised to continue “constructive” cooperation between Brussels and London.

“I warmly welcome the results of the @Europarl_EN vote on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. It is a major step forward in #EU- # UK relations and opens a new era. #EU will continue to work constructively with #UK as an important friend and as a partner, ”he wrote on Twitter.

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has also welcomed the adoption of the document.

“The good news is that the European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted in favor of a zero-duty, zero-quota trade and cooperation agreement. Now is the time to look forward to new relations with the EU and more global Britain,” Johnson said on Twitter.

The United Kingdom formally withdrew from the European Union on 31 January 2020 and began a transitional period lasting until 31 December of the same year. After months of hard negotiations, London and Brussels reached an appropriate arrangement over time, on 24 December.

As a result of the separation, the bloc immediately introduced full border controls across the English Channel for goods crossing the mainland. The UK manufacturing and fishing industry complained that paperwork and delays cost money to potential customers as well.

Source: ANI / Sputnik


Source: The Nordic Page

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