European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen urged the EU Parliament to ratify the post-Brexit trade deal, while also promising to give lawmakers the power to police any breaches of the accord.
In a statement, the Commission said that given the "exceptional character of the agreement, "adequate involvement" of the Parliament is necessary when "important decisions are taken.
Some Members of the European Parliament blasted Brussels for bypassing them in the deal's implementation. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement took effect on 1 January, nearly four months before EU lawmakers had their chance to debate and vote on it Tuesday.
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