U.K.: The EU Delays a Brexit Scare Until Halloween

Apr 11, 2019 | 19:11 GMT

In the early hours of April 11, EU leaders decided to delay Brexit until October 31 -- urging London not to disrupt the bloc’s policy-making process during its extra months as a member state. The extended deadline has temporarily averted a no-deal Brexit on April 12, as well as the economic fallout that would ensue in Europe. It also means that the United Kingdom will have to participate in the elections for the European Parliament on May 22 if it doesn’t approve a withdrawal agreement before then. But delaying Brexit by six months has removed pressure on U.K. lawmakers to approve a deal in the immediate term -- prolonging London's political crisis in the process. ...

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