The British head of government Theresa May meets with your request for a three-month extension of Brexit-period in the EU. In a government Declaration, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) said on Thursday in the Bundestag in the face of the British extension of a desire that the "legality of the European elections" must be taken into account. A "short-term extension" of Brexit-period is conceivable, however, added Merkel.
Similarly expressed at the start of an EU summit in Brussels Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. They spoke for a displacement of the Leaving date at the end of may. Between the 23. and 26. May take place in the EU's European elections. Lawyers expect problems for the case that the United Kingdom should be a member of the EU, but not participate in the elections. During the discussions at the summit, which lasted until late in the evening, were several options in the conversation - either a short extension of the deadline to may or a significant extension of the deadline until the end of 2019.
Also head of the Labour party Corbyn talks in Brussels
in May, explained at the start of the summit, once again your Letter to EU-great-grandson, Donald Tusk, in which you the previous day to a three-month Brexit-extension up to 30. June had asked. At the same time also leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn introduced in Brussels for talks with EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, and the Secretary-General of the EU Commission, Martin Selmayr. The Labour leader Corbyn said that he wanted to move in May, against the will of the Tory hard-liners on a "soft Brexit".
In London, has exacerbated the political crisis, after May had been accused of on Wednesday evening, the house of deputies, in a speech to torpedo a solution in the struggle to Brexit. With the words "I'm on your side" had contacted APR directly to the population, and stresses that the British had from the tug of war for the British EU exit is not enough. May's choice of words evoked Protest many members of Parliament.
Merkel includes a No-Deal scenario is not
As the struggle for the Brexit goes on, is completely open. Merkel said in her government statement, you must also set a "hard Brexit". Such a No-Deal scenario could occur if, May, should fail in the next week, again in the lower house with a vote on exiting the EU Treaty. The EU makes a new vote in the lower house as a pre-condition for a short extension of the Brexit period. For the case of a further defeat Mays, the EU issued Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker for a special summit in the coming week.
Should exit the EU Treaty in the coming week in the third attempt in the house of Commons a majority, then it is likely to be a short-term Brexit-extension. In the weeks after the 29. March could be in London the necessary accompanying legislation.
Macron shows a clear edge
Meanwhile, showed on Thursday also differences between the EU partners in dealing with the Brexit crisis. While Merkel said in the Bundestag, one had to negotiate up to the last hour, and thus the interests of the EU as well as in the United Kingdom have in mind, showed, the President of France Emmanuel Macron less konziliant. At the start of the summit, he said that a rejection of the resignation agreement in the British Parliament automatically apply to a non-Brexit would lead.