EU, UK agree brexit delay to oct. 31

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Added On April 12, 2019

 European Union leaders and Britain have agreed to allow Britain to extend Brexit until Oct. 31.

 
The agreement was reached early Thursday after five hours of talks at an emergency summit in Brussels.
 
European Council President Donald Tusk said it means additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution.
 
He said it is a flexible extension, referring to his earlier offer that Britain could leave before if it accepted the withdrawal deal with the EU.
 
Under the agreement, EU leaders will review in late June Britain's progress in making a decision, but this review is only informative.
 
British Prime Minister Theresa May came to the summit in Brussels requesting a delay until June 30 but acknowledged she would be willing to extend the date.
 
The British Parliament has repeatedly rejected a withdrawal deal negotiated with the EU, leading to a deadlock over Britain's long-awaited departure.