Commission publishes full text of UK-EU Brexit trade agreement

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LONDON — The European Commission published the full text of the trade agreement in principle between the U.K. and EU on Saturday morning.

The text is dated December 25. A version obtained by POLITICO on Friday was dated December 24.

The deal still has to be approved by all 27 EU countries, the U.K. and European parliaments. EU ambassadors are reviewing the agreement following a meeting of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States (Coreper) on December 25.

Given so few days are left until the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, the European Parliament is expected to vote retrospectively in January. The British Parliament will be recalled on December 30.

The U.K. government published the text on its website shortly after. Both the UK and the Commission also published additional texts covering economic, security and nuclear cooperation. One includes joint declarations in areas such as financial services.

This article has been updated.

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