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EU's Tusk floats long Brexit delay before summit

Firstpost Thursday, 14 March 2019 ()
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will consider pressing Britain to delay Brexit by at least a year to find a way through its domestic deadlock, the chair of next week's EU summit said on Thursday. "I will appeal to the EU27 to be open to a long extension if the UK finds it necessary to rethink its Brexit strategy and build consensus around it," European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted, referring to the 27 other national leaders who will meet Prime Minister Theresa May next Thursday.
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According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, a senior EU official said that a long extension of Brexit talks means at least a year and would require Britain to hold election to the European Parliament in May. Donald Tusk, the chairman of European Union leaders, said that he would urge EU heads of...

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