EU Parliament to analyse Brexit deal before giving green light in 2021
BRUSSELS: The European Parliament will analyse in detail the deal the EU and the UK clinched on Thursday, before deciding whether to give its consent in the new year, the head of the institution said on Twitter.
“I welcome the agreement on the future EU-UK relationship. This can now form the basis of a new partnership. However, the last-minute nature of the agreement does not allow for adequate parliamentary scrutiny by the European Parliament before the end of the year, “European Parliament President David Sassoli said on Twitter.
“The European Parliament will now look into the agreement in detail before deciding whether to give the agreement in the new year. We will act responsibly to minimize disruption to citizens and prevent the chaos of a scenario without agreement, “said Sassoli.
Britain reached a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it left one of the world’s largest trading blocs in the most significant global change since the loss of the empire.
The agreement means that it has moved away from a chaotic end to a sinuous divorce that shook the 70-year-old project of forcing European unity out of the ruins of World War II.