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Belgium: 'A very sad day' says Juncker as European Council endorses Brexit deal02:41

Belgium: 'A very sad day' says Juncker as European Council endorses Brexit deal

Belgium, Brussels
November 25, 2018 at 13:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his sadness at the United Kingdom's departure from the EU, after the Brexit withdrawal deal was endorsed by the European Council in Brussels on Sunday.

"Brexit is a sad moment for the European Union and, I want to say, for Britain too. The future will prove this." Juncker said, but maintained that "this is the best deal possible, this is the only deal possible."

European Council President Donald Tusk said that while the ratification process and future negotiations could be difficult, the EU and UK "will remain friends until the end of days. And one day longer."

Although the European Union has agreed to the terms of Britain's withdrawal, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is now faced with the task of convincing the British parliament to ratify the deal.

Belgium: 'A very sad day' says Juncker as European Council endorses Brexit deal02:41
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President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his sadness at the United Kingdom's departure from the EU, after the Brexit withdrawal deal was endorsed by the European Council in Brussels on Sunday.

"Brexit is a sad moment for the European Union and, I want to say, for Britain too. The future will prove this." Juncker said, but maintained that "this is the best deal possible, this is the only deal possible."

European Council President Donald Tusk said that while the ratification process and future negotiations could be difficult, the EU and UK "will remain friends until the end of days. And one day longer."

Although the European Union has agreed to the terms of Britain's withdrawal, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is now faced with the task of convincing the British parliament to ratify the deal.

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