UK, EU announce new Brexit deal reached

LONDON 

Britain and the EU on Thursday said they have reached a new Brexit deal ahead of the EU Council summit starting today.

“Where there is a will, there is a deal – we have one!” Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission president, said on Twitter.

“It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions. I recommend that EUCO [Commission] endorses this deal,” he wrote.

Confirming the agreement, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also took to Twitter.

“We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS [health service], violent crime, and our environment,” he wrote.

Johnson will bring the deal back to the British parliament on Saturday for a meaningful vote.

The U.K. is set to leave the bloc on Oct. 31 if the deal is ratified by the U.K. parliament and by the parliaments of all 27 member states.
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