The European Parliament (EP) has given the United Kingdom two months to consider the Brexit deal.

Earlier this month, Brussels asked London to postpone the deal until the end of April, as the text of the deal has to be translated into 24 different languages.

That approval has now been given, the British cabinet announced on Tuesday.

The United Kingdom technically left the European Union on January 1, 2021.

A Brexit deal was signed between the two parties a week before the end of 2020 to steer mutual trade in the right direction.

The UK Parliament has already approved this deal before the turn of the year, but the European Parliament has so far only given preliminary approval until the end of February.

The EP could then use the intervening two months to discuss the content of the deal.

However, Parliament needs more time, partly because the full text of the agreement, which has more than 1,200 pages, has to be translated into the 24 languages ​​of the EU Member States.

This takes so long that the European Commission has submitted a request in London for a two-month delay.

Due to the British approval, the deadline for final approval has been moved to April 30.

London has added that it assumes that there will not be asked for another delay.