EU27 leaders endorse Brexit withdrawal agreement and political declaration

Released 26 November 2018

The EU27 leaders have endorsed the Brexit withdrawal agreement and political declaration which have now been laid in Parliament for a vote on approval.

In the special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) on 25 November 2018, the EU27 leaders endorsed the Brexit withdrawal agreement, as presented by the negotiators of the EU and the UK, and approved the political declaration on future EU-UK relations, which accompanies and is referred to in the withdrawal agreement. Prime Minister Theresa May laid both documents before the House of Commons on 26 November 2018, accompanied by a written statement confirming, for the purposes of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, s. 13, that political agreement has been reached. Parliament will now debate the documents and vote on their approval.

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