After months of tiresome negotiations, the post-Brexit deal has now been unanimously backed by European Union member states. According to The Guardian, the 27 member states on December 28 gave their approval for the 1,246-page treaty to be “provisionally applied” on January 1. The decision will formally be completed by written procedure at 3 pm (European time) on Tuesday. 

A spokesman for Germany, which holds the EU Presidency, said the decision came during a meeting in Brussels to assess the Christmas Eve agreement. He added that the treaty had been given the “green light”. Now, the deal, hammered out after nine months of negotiations, is set to be approved by the EU’s legislature, which is expected to come in February. The British House of Commons, on the other hand, is expected to approve it on Wednesday.