The prime minister hailed a „fantastic moment“ for the country after he put his name in the historic deal that paves the way for Britain`s exit from the European Union next Friday. Boris Johnson signed the Brexit withdrawal agreement in Downing Street. The agreement defines the goods, services and processes related to them. It argues that any product or service lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the Union (Art. 40 & 41). On Friday, EU leaders signed the document in Brussels before it was transported by train to London. The signatures mark a new stage in the ratification process, following Parliament`s approval of the Brexit law earlier this week. The European Parliament will vote on the agreement on 29 January. The 599-page Withdrawal Agreement covers the following main areas: The Declaration on the Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom, also known as the Political Declaration, is a non-binding declaration negotiated and signed at the same time as the binding and broader Withdrawal Agreement related to the United Kingdom`s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).
colloquially known as Brexit, and the expected end of the transition period. On 23 January 2020, the UK Parliament approved the draft European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. Following the signing of the agreement, the British Government adopted, on 29 January 2020, Great Britain`s instrument of ratification was issued and deposited.   The agreement was ratified by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020, after consent of the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union entered into force on 31 January 2020 at 11 p.m GMT, the date on which the Withdrawal Agreement entered into force in accordance with Article 185. The Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom sets out the conditions for the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The images of Johnson, who signs the official agreement after more than two years of negotiations, came after a more sober photographic moment for Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, the leaders of the European Commission and the Council respectively. The UK will keep a copy of the agreement, while the original will return to Brussels, where it will be kept in an archive along with other historic international agreements.
The prime minister said his bill empowered the UK government to repeal parts of the withdrawal agreement, as the EU could make „extreme and inappropriate efforts“ to treat the former British member. On 19 October, Parliament also declared that a political agreement had been reached. . . .