Ambassadors of 27 European Union member states on Monday unanimously approved the provisional application of the Brexit agreement struck on Christmas Eve between the United Kingdom and the EU.
“Green light,” said Germany’s spokesman Sebastian Fischer after the vote in Brussels.
The deal, reached after nine months of negotiations, prevented a potentially disastrous “no-deal” Brexit on Friday and ensures that Britain and the 27-nation trading bloc will continue to trade in goods without tariffs or quotas.
It will now be approved by all of the EU members on Tuesday.
The UK’s House of Commons is expected to vote on Wednesday.