European Union Ambassadors unanimously approve EU-UK post- Brexit trade deal

Ambassadors from 27 European Union (EU) Member States today unanimously approved the EU-UK post-Brexit trade deal. The deal is likely to become law on 1st January, as the UK Parliament is expected to approve it on Wednesday. Under EU rules, it can take effect provisionally, though the European Parliament will vote on it in January. The deal sets the framework for trade once the UK leaves the EU single market and customs union in four days’ time.