November 15, 2018 / 11:30 AM / 7 months ago

EU parliament chief satisfied with Brexit withdrawal deal details

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani speaks at the European People's Party (EPP) congress in Helsinki, Finland, November 8, 2018. Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via REUTERS

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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