Brexit deadline could be extended if London provides good reason: EU

Published: January 16, 2019
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BRUSSELS: European Union leaders could decide to extend the March 29 deadline for Britain’s exit from the EU if London provided a valid reason for such a request, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

There has been no UK request for an extension.

“Should there be a UK request to extend setting out the reasons for such an extension it will be a matter for the EU to decide by unanimity,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a regular news briefing.

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 16, 2019 - 6:04PM

    I don’t understand is England a part of EU ? will it remain a part of EU ? Too much talk is going on of late . Recommend

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