The EU has agreed to delay Brexit until 31 January 2020 at the latest, Donald Tusk has announced on twitter. European leaders agree extension to 31 January as Boris Johnson asked an extension for early general election on 12 December.
The flextension decision came after a meeting of EU27 ambassadors. The delay decision came after hard discussions with French President Emmanuel Macon opposition and veto threat.
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The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK’s request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure.
Boris Johnson requested an extension after Parliament failed to agree a Brexit deal. UK prime Minister was telling “do or die” to leave by 31 October. The UK was due to leave the EU on Thursday.
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Jean-Claude Juncker added that BREXIT is a tragedy and it is a failure, …”but I have to say I don’t think it is mine because I didn’t decide to have this referendum.”
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