European Parliament Ratifies UK's Jan. 31 Exit From EU

Law360, London (January 29, 2020, 5:42 PM GMT) -- European Union lawmakers on Wednesday ratified an agreement that frees the U.K. to become the first country to leave the bloc on Friday, kicking off an 11-month transition period that binds London to EU laws and regulation as negotiators work out a new trade deal.

After Britain leaves the European Union on Friday, it will remain bound by the EU's laws and regulatory framework during a transition period that ends in December. (AP) The historic vote at the European Parliament in Brussels passed overwhelmingly, with lawmakers voting 621 in favor and 49 against, with 13 abstentions. The result means Britain has cleared the...

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