The comments made by Guy Verhofstadt on 24 December 2020.
Finally a historic & unprecedented deal in the interest of all is reached. While less ambitious than we wanted, through binding arbitration it fully preserves the single market. Thanks to Michel Barnier our Union came out of these negotiations more united and stronger.
I hope future UK politicians will build on this partnership so we can regain the close relationship that the EU and the UK deserve. It will be a first step in the return of the UK into the European family.