BRUSSELS | EU endorses Brexit divorce deal but hard work lies ahead

25Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BRUSSELS — In a bittersweet landmark, European Union leaders on Sunday approved an agreement on Britain’s departure next year — the first time a member country will have left the 28-nation bloc.

It took leaders a matter of minutes at a summit in Brussels to endorse a withdrawal agreement that settles Britain’s divorce bill, protects the rights of U.K. and EU citizens hit by Brexit and keeps the Irish border open. They will also rubber-stamp a 26-page document laying out their aims for future relations after Britain leaves in March.

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