The EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement signed this morning by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission
Charles Michel, President of the European Council: “The agreement that we signed today is the result of months of intense negotiations in which the European Union has displayed an unprecedented level of unity. It 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“.
This agreement will then be examined by the European Parliament and the Council, before it can be ratified by the European Union.
Charles Michel, President of the European Council: “On major issues, the European Union stands ready to work shoulder to shoulder with the United Kingdom. This will be the case on climate change, ahead of the COP 26 in Glasgow, and on the global response to pandemics, in particular with a possible treaty on pandemics. On foreign affairs, we will seek cooperation on specific issues based on shared values and interests.
These are major issues that will have to be discussed on a regular basis, like we do with our strategic partners, and I am looking forward to such a cooperation.“
Source: Press Release – European Council