Parliament has voted with a large majority in favor of granting its consent to the agreement setting the rules of the future EU-UK relationship. The consent decision is adopted by 660 votes for, five against and 32 abstentions, while the accompanying resolution, setting out Parliament’s evaluation of and expectations from the deal, is passed by 578 votes, with 51 against and 68 abstentions. The voting has taken place on Tuesday, with results announced on Wednesday. MEPs underline that Parliament must play a full role in monitoring how the agreement is applied, including by being involved in unilateral EU actions under the agreement and having its views taken into account. With Parliament’s consent, the agreement enter in force from May 01, 2021.