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EU offers PM May Brexit pause to October 31

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders gave Theresa May a new Brexit deadline of Oct. 31, four months longer than the prime minister asked for, in a move the EU summit chair said would let Britain resolve its domestic deadlock on the issue. “EU27/UK have agreed a flexible extension until 31 October,” European Council President…

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New Brexit delay is likely to be the last – Dutch PM Rutte

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Susana VeraBRUSSELS (Reuters) – A further delay of Britain’s departure from the EU after the newly agreed deadline of Oct. 31 looks very unlikely, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday. “I…

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EU’s Juncker sure UK would honour good cooperation rules during Brexit lag

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker holds a news conference after an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yves HermanBRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he was certain Britain would honour the “sincere cooperation” obligation and would in any case have little power to block…

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Brexit: UK and EU agree Brexit delay to 31 October

Image copyright Reuters The UK and the EU have agreed a “flexible extension” of Brexit until 31 October, European Council president Donald Tusk has said.The agreement was reached after five hours of talks at an emergency EU summit in Brussels.Mr Tusk said his “message to British friends” would be “please do not waste this time”.Irish…