EU ambassadors to meet on Christmas Day to review post-Brexit trade deal

EU flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels
FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters, where Brexit talks are taking place, in Brussels, Belgium, December 24, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

December 24, 2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union ambassadors will meet at 10:30am CET on Friday, Christmas Day, to begin reviewing the post-Brexit trade deal clinched on Thursday by the EU and Britain, an EU spokesman said.

“The German EU Council Presidency has just convened a COREPER meeting for tomorrow 10.30am. EU Ambassadors will start reviewing the EU-UK agreement,” an EU spokesman for Germany, which holds the bloc’s rotating presidency, said on Twitter. COREPER is the name given to meetings of EU envoys.

The EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will provide a briefing on the EU-UK negotiations, he said.

(Reporting by Kate Abnett, editing by Marine Strauss)