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Brexit: EU, Britain agree on delay till October 30

May also agreed to call elections to the European Parliament on May 23
09:00, 11 April 2019

British PM Theres May and Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council
Reuters

The EU and Great Britain agreed on a new delay for Brexit – to October 31, as Reuters reported.

“27 EU member states and Great Britain a flexible delay to October 31. This means that Great Britain has six more month to find a better solution,” the message says.

On April 9, the British Parliament voted for Theresa May’s plan on Brexit delay to June 30 before the PM was heading to Brussels.

Related: British Parliament approves draft law which prevents "no-deal" Brexit

Besides, Theresa May is conducting negotiations on Brexit with the French President Macron. He was against a delay for one year.

Theresa May previously met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin; the German leader said that the delay is possible, and it could last until late 2019 or early 2020.

On March 20, British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote a letter to President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, asking Brexit to be delayed until June 30, 2019.

Related: British Prime Minister fears Brexit might not take place at all

On March 14, the House of Commons of the UK Parliament did not approve a repeated referendum on the issue of the country's withdrawal from the EU.

The exit of the UK from the EU was scheduled for March 29, 2019. It was determined by a referendum in June 2016, 51.89% of Britons supported the country's withdrawal from the EU in order to regain control over its own funds, laws, borders, and the internal market.
Related: Merkel promises to help Ireland in case of no deal on Brexit
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