EU leaders endorsed Brexit agreement

On the Sunday of November 25, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the other members of the European Council endorsed the Brexit agreement negotiated by the EU and the United Kingdom.

Stefan Löfven
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven represented Sweden at the special meeting of the European Council on November 25. Photo: The Swedish EU Representation

On the morning of 25 November, the 27 heads of state and government backed the political endorsement of the ‘Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community’.

The European Council also approved the ‘Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.

Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration

The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU that will help to ensure an orderly withdrawal. The agreement is almost 600 pages long and sets out the responsibilities and rights of the EU and the United Kingdom. It also clarifies what will apply during the ‘transition period’.

The Political Declaration sets out the broad framework for the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom after the withdrawal and transition period.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven represented Sweden at the meeting in Brussels.

 

More about the special meeting on the webb of the European Council