The European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted to ratify the Brexit trade deal in an early morning vote in Brussels.
MEPs backed the agreement by 660 votes in favour to five against, with 32 abstentions.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said: “I warmly welcome the European Parliamnet’s vote in favour of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
“The trade and cooperation agreement (TCA) marks the foundation of a strong and close partnership with the UK. Faithful implementation is essential.”