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Brexit appointment: EU postpones decision on Brexit shift

2019-10-25T10:54:30.444Z

The EU states are obviously basically willing to extend the Brexit deadline. They could not agree on a new date.



The EU states have not taken a decision to postpone Brexit again. The talks would "continue in the coming days," said a spokeswoman for the European Commission. The EU states did not agree on the length of the shift on Friday, diplomats said. As things stand, the UK is leaving the European Union on 31 October, but the UK House of Commons has not yet ratified the exit agreement negotiated with the EU.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had asked the EU to extend the deadline for leaving the European Union by the end of January 2020. The EU still has to decide. Most recently, the British Parliament approved Boris Johnson's Brexit Law. However, he failed with his legislative timetable.

Johnson wants to start a new election for the lower house on December 12th. He wants to change the majority in Parliament and then convert the Brexit deal into British law. So far, Johnson leads a minority government that has already suffered numerous heavy voting defeats.

For a new election later this year, Johnson needs the approval of Parliament by a two-thirds majority.

Source: zeit

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