Representatives of the member states of the European Union gave the green light on Monday, December 28, for the provisional application, from January 1, of the post-Brexit agreement concluded last week between Brussels and London, pending approval by MEPs expected in early 2021.
“The ambassadors unanimously approved the provisional application on 1 January 2021 of the trade and cooperation agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom”, and formal adoption by governments is expected by 3 p.m. Tuesday, tweeted a spokesperson for the German EU Presidency.
‼ ️Green light for #BrexitDeal: EU Ambassadors have unanimously approved the provisional application of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement as of January 1, 2021.
– Sebastian Fischer (@SFischer_EU) December 28, 2020
The British Parliament’s vote on the deal is scheduled for Wednesday.