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newsSpecial European Council meeting on Brexit on 25/11/2018

Main results

EU27 leaders met for a special meeting of the European Council (Art.50) on Sunday 25 November 2018.

They endorsed the Brexit withdrawal agreement, as presented by the negotiators of the EU and the UK.

Leaders also approved the political declaration on future EU-UK relations, which accompanies and is referred to in the withdrawal agreement.

"Ahead of us is the difficult process of ratification as well as further negotiations. But regardless of how it will all end, one thing is certain: we will remain friends until the end of days, and one day longer."

Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the meeting

Following the meeting, EU27 leaders met with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the next steps.

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