Foreign Affairs
Brexit: EU will give UK extension until 22 May if MPs approve deal

EU Leaders and the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, have agreed to a brief extension until 22 May for the UK’s divorce from the European Union, with the hope that Brexit is done in an orderly way rather than with no deal.  They did this on the condition that next week the House of Commons will approve the Brexit deal, but in case they vote against it again, the extension will be even shorter, until 12 April.

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, who prior to the summit held individual meetings with some of the leaders, including PM Joseph Muscat, said that the EU has replied to the UK’s requests in a positive way.

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU a week from today, however, to date the British Parliament has not yet approved the Brexit deal negotiated by PM Theresa May who now has the task of obtaining support from Parliament and deciding what will happen if MPs once again vote against the deal. In this case, the options for the UK are to withdraw Article 50 and put a halt to the UK’s departure from the EU or to ask for a longer extension on the condition that it holds the MEP elections between 23 – 26 May.

Exactly after this agreement was reached between the EU leaders late last night, Theresa May said that this was a moment of truth and she was determined that the UK would leave the UK with a deal. She said that it was wrong to ask the UK to take part in European elections three years after it voted to leave the EU.

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