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Belgium: EU 'ready' to ratify Brexit deal before October 31 deadline - EP Pres. Sassoli

Belgium, Brussels
October 17, 2019 at 17:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli commented on Brexit and the Turkish operation in Syria while speaking to the press in Brussels on Thursday.

"We are ready," announced Sassoli speaking of the parliament readiness to ratify the Brexit deal before the October 31 deadline.

"We are ready to do our duty, which is to examine the text and naturally to organise the procedure so that the deadline is respected," he added.

Commenting on the Turkish incursion in Syria, Sassoli slammed it as "an act of war".

"We want this military operation to cease. We want and we are asking the EU to adopt a politico-diplomatic initiative," he added.

Earlier on Thursday, the EU and the UK announced they had reached a Brexit deal. If ratified by the UK parliament, the deal will be implemented the very next day on November 1.

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The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli commented on Brexit and the Turkish operation in Syria while speaking to the press in Brussels on Thursday.

"We are ready," announced Sassoli speaking of the parliament readiness to ratify the Brexit deal before the October 31 deadline.

"We are ready to do our duty, which is to examine the text and naturally to organise the procedure so that the deadline is respected," he added.

Commenting on the Turkish incursion in Syria, Sassoli slammed it as "an act of war".

"We want this military operation to cease. We want and we are asking the EU to adopt a politico-diplomatic initiative," he added.

Earlier on Thursday, the EU and the UK announced they had reached a Brexit deal. If ratified by the UK parliament, the deal will be implemented the very next day on November 1.

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