The agreement defines the goods, services and processes associated with them. Any provision of goods or services legally put on the market before leaving the EU may be made available to consumers in the UK or in the EU Member States (Article 40-41). Verhofstadt said Brexit had focused on a key issue: how it was possible that more than 40 years after a majority of Britons voted in favour of EU membership, the British people decided to leave the EU. After the historic vote, President Sassoli said: „I am deeply saddened to believe that we have reached this point. Fifty years of integration is not easy to dissolve. We will all have to work hard to build a new relationship, always focusing on the interests and protection of citizens` rights. It won`t be easy. There will be difficult situations that will test our future relationships. We have known this since the beginning of Brexit. But I am sure that we will be able to overcome all the differences and always find common ground. Politicians are rallying behind the transfer of Auld Lang Syne after The confirmation of Friday`s vote on the UK`s exit from the EU. The plenary vote of Parliament took place after the completion of the ratification process in the United Kingdom and the positive recommendation of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs. The second part of the withdrawal agreement protects EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in other EU countries, as well as their families.
In accordance with its provisions, all social security rights are maintained under UNION law and citizens` rights are guaranteed throughout their lives, and the administrative procedures associated with them must be transparent, fluid and streamlined. The implementation and application of these conditions are overseen by an independent authority with powers equivalent to those of the European Commission. The 599-page withdrawal agreement covers the following main areas: On the European Union side, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020 and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by e-mail on 30 January 2020.  That is why, on 30 January 2020, the European Union also tabled its instrument for ratification of the agreement, concluding the agreement and allowing it to enter into force on the date of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, at 11 .m GMT. We are looking at a free trade agreement with tariffs and zero quotas. That would be unique. No other free trade agreement offers such access to our internal market,“ said von der Leyen. After an emotional debate lasting more than two hours, MEPs joined the vote on a performance of Robert Burns` Auld Lang Syne. The first (Amendment 18) would ensure the continuity of refugee children and the provisions of the European Union Withdrawal Act 2018 relating to family reunification. MePs voted by 300 votes in favour and 220 against, which resulted in the amendment. During the day, Farage`s colleagues gathered for a historic vote on the inclusion of the withdrawal agreement in EU law.
MEPs ratified the Brexit withdrawal agreement by 621 votes to 49, following a moving debate in Brussels. After his last speech to Parliament, in which he called Brexit a victory for populism over „globalism,“ Farage and his MEPs waved British flags in violation of the rules and then left it.