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EU27 grants flexible Brexit extension until end of October

2019-April-11       Source: Xinhuanet.com

Leaders of the European Union(EU)'s remaining 27 member countries have agreed to a flexible Brexit extension until Oct. 31, European Council President Donald Tusk said here at a midnight press conference following marathon closed-door talks.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to journalists at the European Union headquarters prior to the special meeting of the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, on April 10, 2019. Leaders of the European Union's remaining 27 member countries have agreed to an extension of Brexit, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter Wednesday night. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

Leaders of the European Union(EU)'s remaining 27 member countries have agreed to a flexible Brexit extension until Oct. 31, European Council President Donald Tusk said here at a midnight press conference following marathon closed-door talks.

This means Britain has an additional six months to find the best possible solution, said Tusk.

European leaders were gathering in Brussels on Wednesday for a special summit, ahead of which British Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to Tusk, asking for a further extension of the Article 50 period.

 

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