EU ratifies Post-Brexit trade deal with Britain

Wednesday, April 28

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The European Parliament has ratified a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain. 

Results announced Wednesday showed EU lawmakers supporting the pact with a vote of 660 votes in favor and five against, with 32 members abstaining. 

The vote was the final step in a years-long process of defining trade terms between Britain and the remaining 27 members of the European Union.

The two sides had been operating under the terms of the trade agreement on a conditional basis since late December while awaiting the European Parliament’s approval.