After the WAB becomes law, the withdrawal agreement must also be ratified by the European Parliament. October 17, 2019, the United Kingdom and the EU have approved a revised agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, approved by the Heads of State and Government at an extraordinary European Council, a legally binding document containing provisions relating to the “divorce regime” between the EU and the United Kingdom and on the transition period (agreements). The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border agreements and dispute resolution. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the other 27 EU countries and by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faced opposition from the British Parliament, which needed approval for ratification. The approval of the European Parliament would also have been necessary. On January 15, 2019, the House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202.  The House of Commons again rejected the agreement by 391 votes to 242 on 12 March 2019 and rejected it a third time, on 29 March 2019, by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by Boris Johnson`s government approved the first phase in Parliament, but Johnson halted the legislative process when the accelerated approval programme failed to receive the necessary support and announced his intention to declare a general election.
 On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the withdrawal agreement; On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the withdrawal agreement. It was then concluded by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020. Rules of understanding and interpretation of the agreement. It is specified that they have the same legal force in the EU as in the UK. The rules have a direct effect, i.e. if they are precise and clear, they can be directly invoked by individuals before national courts. The provisions of EU law are interpreted in accordance with EU law and the practice of the European Court of Justice. The Gibraltar Protocol will apply until the end of the transitional period, with the exception of the citizens` rights provisions, which will also be maintained. The protocol provides for the preparation of the application of the citizens` rights part of the VA, which allows the application of EU law at Gibraltar airport if the United Kingdom and Spain agree on this point; underpins cooperation between Spain and the United Kingdom in tax matters, environmental protection and fisheries, as well as in policing and customs matters. The agreements between the United Kingdom and Spain facilitate cooperation between the competent authorities of Gibraltar and Spain at the operational level, including the use of joint committees on citizens` rights, the environment, the police and customs and tobacco. The UK has launched the formal process of withdrawal negotiations by formally announcing the European Council`s intention to leave the EU.