EU nations unanimously agree to delay Brexit
YEREVAN, MARCH 22, ARMENPRESS. The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit) will be postponed until April 12 if the UK parliament votes to reject the draft withdrawal agreement with Brussels, and until May 22 if the deal is approved, the EU summit said in its final statement, TASS reports.
“The European Council agrees to an extension until 22 May 2019, provided the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the House of Commons next week”, it said. “If the Withdrawal Agreement is not approved by the House of Commons next week, the European Council agrees to an extension until 12 April 2019 and expects the United Kingdom to indicate a way forward before this date for consideration by the European Council”, the statement reads.
European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters in Brussels the United Kingdom accepted the European Union’s scenarios.However, neither Tusk nor European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker could answer the question of how long the “long delay” may last.