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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II signed the bill on the country’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit). This was announced by the leader of the house of Commons (the lower house of the British Parliament) Jacob Rees-Mogg on Twitter.
“The bill on withdrawal from the EU received Royal assent”, — stated in the message. Therefore, the document gained the status of law, Reuters reports. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently formally signed the document.
Representatives of the European Union expect to sign an agreement in the coming days, on January 29 outlined its ratification in the European Parliament. The UK and the EU will be required to sign a trade agreement.
Brexit is scheduled for 31 January at 23:00 GMT (02:00 Moscow time, February 1). After that, until the end of 2020 will continue the transition period.
22 January it was reported that the British Parliament has approved the bill according to the terms of the country’s exit from the European Union.
Initially, the UK had to carry out Brexit March 29, 2019, but Parliament repeatedly rejected the suggestion of the then Prime Minister Theresa may under the agreement with Brussels. As a result, the London got a reprieve until 12 April, then to October 31, and in the end, until the end of January 2020. The parties had to develop a mutually acceptable agreement which will allow to mitigate the effects of Brexit.
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