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EU pauses its Brexit delay decision until UK decides on early election

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Envoys of European Union’s (EU) 27 remaining member sates have voiced support to delaying Brexit after October 31, but are waiting to announce the decision until the British parliament decides on holding an early election.

British public broadcaster BBC reported earlier this week that British Prime Minister Johnson has stated he wants to hold an early general election on December 12, if the EU offers a Brexit delay until 31 January, and the country’s parliament is to consider the call on Monday, 28.

Yet, the chances of enough MPs backing the motion – which requires the support of two-thirds of the House of Commons – are uncertain as the largest opposition party Labour, according to its leader Jeremy Corbyn,

would only support an election once the Prime Minister had completely ruled out the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Belgian news portal EurActiv reports that the ambassadors of EU 27 would meet again early next week, «either Monday or Tuesday,» to continue the discussion, only a few days before 31 October, officially still the date when the UK is set to leave the EU.

EurActiv wrote citing unnamed EU sources «there was full agreement on the need for an extension», but for how long has still not been decided.


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