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  • Thursday, April 11th 2019 - 09:45 UTC

    EU27 agree to a Brexit deal six-month extension until October 31

    EU leaders offered Britain the six-month delay to its Brexit departure apparently saving the continent from a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of week

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday agreed to an EU offer of a six-month delay “flexible extension” to Brexit, EU Council President Donald Tusk said. “EU27/UK have agreed a flexible extension until Oct 31. This means additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution,” Tusk tweeted, at the end of a summit in Brussels.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2019 - 09:27 UTC

    “Please don't waste this time”, Donald Tusk tells Britain

    “Please don't waste this time,” Tusk told a news conference after eight hours of EU leaders' talks on the matter

    European Council President Donald Tusk told Britain on Thursday not to waste the extra time to sort out Brexit after the EU agreed to a second delay to London's departure until Oct.31.

  • Wednesday, April 10th 2019 - 09:07 UTC

    China pledges to further open its economy in strategic talks with the EU

    Donald Tusk hailed Beijing's commitments at an EU-China summit in Brussels as a “breakthrough” with both sides committed to globalization and international rules

    China on Tuesday said it would push further to open its economy and deepen ties with the EU, which has grown increasingly wary of Beijing's influence in Europe. EU Council president Donald Tusk hailed Beijing's new commitments at an EU-China summit in Brussels as a “breakthrough” with both sides committed to globalization and pursuing international rules.

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2019 - 07:30 UTC

    PM May off to meet Merkel and Macron before EU summit

    May is to visit Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Macron on Tuesday, in what was described as an attempt to set out “the rationale” for a further delay

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday started a last-minute flurry of European diplomacy that includes visits to Paris and Berlin as she prepares for a make-or-break Brexit summit. Still struggling to get her EU divorce deal through parliament, May is hoping European Union leaders will agree on Wednesday to delay Brexit for a second time to stop Britain crashing out of the bloc two days later.

  • Friday, April 5th 2019 - 09:25 UTC

    Theresa May requests Brexit extension until June 30

    UK is due to leave the EU at the end of next week, but Mrs. May is now seeking to delay Brexit for a second time after her deal was rejected for a third time last week

    Theresa May has written to European Council president Donald Tusk requesting an extension to Article 50 until June 30. The Prime Minister said she will seek to ratify her Withdrawal Agreement before the European Parliament elections on May 23, but will make “responsible preparations” to take part if that does not prove possible.

  • Friday, April 5th 2019 - 09:04 UTC

    EC proposal for a 12-month “flexible” extension to the Brexit date

    EC President Donald Tusk plan would allow the UK to leave sooner if Parliament ratifies a deal, but it would need to be agreed by EU leaders at a summit next week.

    European Council President Donald Tusk is proposing to offer the UK a 12-month “flexible” extension to its Brexit date, according to a senior EU source. His plan would allow the UK to leave sooner if Parliament ratifies a deal, but it would need to be agreed by EU leaders at a summit next week.

  • Friday, March 29th 2019 - 18:02 UTC

    Chaotic rejection of May's Brexit deal; EU leaders meet on April 10

    The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a margin of 58. It means the UK has missed an EU deadline to delay Brexit to 22 May and leave with a deal.

    Members of Parliament have rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a margin of 58. It means the UK has missed an EU deadline to delay Brexit to 22 May and leave with a deal.

  • Thursday, March 21st 2019 - 10:39 UTC

    EU prepared to grant UK a Brexit delay, if Parliament votes in favor of Mrs. May deal

    Mrs. May asked EU to allow UK to delay its departure date by three months to June 30, and EU leaders are to discuss the matter at a summit on Thursday

    The European Union could grant Britain’s request for a short Brexit delay if Parliament votes next week in favour of a stalled departure deal, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2019 - 10:07 UTC

    Angela Merkel to the rescue of an “orderly Brexit”

    Merkel said “I will fight for an orderly Brexit on 29 March until the very last hour. We don't have that much time left...it depends on what Theresa May will tell us.”

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an “orderly Brexit” until “the very last hour”. Mrs Merkel said that current events were in a “state of flux”, adding that European Union leaders would try to react to whatever the UK proposed. The UK is due to leave the EU in 10 days' time, with or without a deal.

  • Friday, March 15th 2019 - 08:38 UTC

    EU open to granting UK a long extension, but some member countries demand certain conditions

    All 27 other EU nations would have to agree to an extension, and Mr Tusk, who is the bloc's summit chairman, will hold talks with several leaders

    European Council President Donald Tusk has said he will appeal to EU leaders “to be open to a long extension” of the Brexit deadline, if the UK needs to rethink its strategy and get consensus. His intervention came as UK MPs voted to seek a delay of the 29 March deadline to leave the EU. EU leaders meet in Brussels on 21 March and they would have the final say.

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