European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed on behalf of the EU. the European Union – United Kingdom Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
The agreement will now be transferred to the United Kingdom to be signed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“The agreement we signed today is the result of many months of intensive negotiations in which the European Union has shown an unprecedented level of unity. “This is a fair and balanced agreement that fully protects the fundamental interests of the European Union and creates stability and predictability for citizens and companies,” said the President of the European Council.
At the same time, Mr. Michel noted that “on major issues, the European Union is ready to work with the United Kingdom” referring to both the climate issue and the global response to pandemics, as well as foreign affairs and interests “.