UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hails Brexit Deal
The Brexit deal is, finally, done.
BREAKING: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hails long-awaited Brexit deal: "I think this deal means a new stability and a new certainty in what has sometimes been a fractious and difficult relationship." https://t.co/QvpEvJiJLS pic.twitter.com/rBVKaUNruC
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London and Brussels have announced a Brexit trade deal, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“The deal is done,” Johnson announced on Thursday, on Twitter. After months of negotiations, the European Union and the United Kingdom have agreed on a post-Brexit trade deal, as the United Kingdom is set to leave the European single market and customs unions on Jan. 1.
Four-and-a-half years after the referendum in favor of the country leaving the EU, the deal sets the terms of the U.K.’s future cooperation with the European Union.
In a press conference, president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the United Kingdom and the European Union agreed on a post-Brexit trade deal, after a final round of negotiations overnight. “Europe is now moving on,” Von der Leyen tweeted, calling the deal “a fair and balanced agreement” that “protect our EU interests.”
The talks had stumbled on many obstacles over the last few weeks, including the thorny issue of fishing rights.