November 15, 2018 / 11:44 AM / a month ago

EU parliament chief satisfied with Brexit withdrawal deal details

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani displays withdrawal agreement at a news conference about Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The head of the European Parliament said on Thursday he was happy with central elements of a deal reached over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, citing citizens rights and the question of the Irish border.

“We are satisfied,” European Parliament President Antonio Tajani told a news conference in Strasbourg. The parliament must also approve the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Writing by Robin Emmott; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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