Flags fly outside Europe House, the European Parliament’s British offices, in central London, with European flag and Britain’s Union flag.
Representational Image/ Lauren Hurley / PA via AP
Top officials of the European Union formally signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council president Charles Michel put pen to paper on Wednesday morning during a brief signature ceremony in Brussels.
The documents will be flown to London in a RAF plane for British Prime minister Boris Johnson to sign them.
The UK Parliament will later start debating the agreement setting up new trade rules between the 27-nation bloc and former member Britain. The agreement needs approval from Britain’s Parliament, and from the EU legislature, which is not expected to take up the deal for weeks.
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