7.According to Section 78 insert – protection arising from the EU withdrawal agreement… The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Department renegotiation in 2019. The amendments fit about 5% of the text.  On the European Union side, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020 and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by e-mail on 30 January 2020.  That is why, on 30 January 2020, the European Union also tabled its instrument for ratification of the agreement, concluding the agreement and allowing it to enter into force on the date of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, at 11 .m GMT. But above all, Mr President, we will always work with the interests of the citizens and businesses of Northern Ireland – as reflected in this agreement and the important flexibilities it will offer. The withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom sets out the conditions for the UK`s orderly exit from the EU, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on european Union. 30.Some litigation procedures under the withdrawal agreement The receipt of the agreement in the House of Commons ranged from cold to hostile and the vote was delayed by more than a month. Prime Minister May has received a motion of no confidence within her own party, but the EU has refused to accept further changes. Following the discussions, the EU said the withdrawal agreement was a legal obligation, adding that “neither the EU nor the UK can change, clarify, modify, interpret, disobey or implement it unilaterally.” This triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, which defines the procedure for the withdrawal of an EU member state, thus opening a two-year countdown to withdrawal. And, Mr President, I am pleased to say that on Monday, the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroé Efsovic, and I – as co-chair of the joint committee set up to negotiate the implementation of the protocol – reached an agreement in principle on an agreement that is in line with all these commitments and puts the people of Northern Ireland first.