October 17, 2019 / 10:59 AM / a month ago

EU parliament president welcomes Brexit deal, ready to evaluate text

FILE PHOTO: EU's Parliament President David Sassoli attends a plenary session on preparations for the next EU leaders' summit, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The president of the European Parliament said on Thursday that the assembly was ready to evaluate and possibly ratify the new text on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

“Positive a Brexit agreement has been reached. Now we need to look at the text in detail. The European Parliament is ready to play its role,” David Sassoli said on Twitter.

Reporting by Marine Strauss @StraussMarine, editing by Robin Emmott

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