Released 28 April 2021
The European Parliament (EP) has voted with a large majority in favour of granting its consent to the agreement setting the rules of the future EU–UK relationship.
On 24 December 2020, EU and UK negotiators had agreed on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement establishing the terms for future EU–UK cooperation. To minimise disruption, the agreement has been provisionally applied since 1 January 2021. Parliament’s consent is necessary for the agreement to enter into force permanently before its lapse on 30 April 2021.