The British Prime Minister Theresa May has in the EU-a Brexit-delay to 30. June requested. She said on Wednesday in the house of Commons in London. You don't be ready to move to the exit beyond that date. The Parliament had already voted last week to move the Brexit three months to the end of June.
agree with the other EU member States, the shift would leave the United Kingdom shortly after in may's European election. Because the new European Parliament on may 2. July comes together for its constituent meeting, should the United Kingdom be secreted at this time from the EU, when it takes part in the elections. Otherwise, it could be the whole election invalid.
If the Brexit is at all moved, now have to decide the heads of state and government of the European Union. You must agree to the British request unanimously. On Thursday and Friday, they meet for the EU summit in Brussels. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday morning in Germany radio that he expects no decision on a postponement of the Brexit. The EU will have to next week meeting.
May said in London, the British government plan to take to the EU summit a third attempt to get for your Brexit Treaty in the lower house, a majority. This should come about, will provide the shift in the Parliament-time, to advise the execution of laws. "If not, you will need to decide the lower house, how to go on."
The EU Commission an extension until 30. June very skeptical. In an internal Memorandum, which is the süddeutsche Zeitung, it is said that such a step threatens the unity of the EU. Accordingly, the heads of state and government faced a choice, either a short extension to 23. To grant in may to extend until prior to the European elections, or the Brexit until the end of the year or beyond. In the paper, the legal and political arguments for different scenarios of a Brexit are enumerated extension. A delay on the 23. May also be recommended only if the United Kingdom also in the European elections. "Any other Option (for example, an extension of up to 30. June 2019) would bring serious legal and political risks for the European Union and would some of the currently in the UK, existing uncertainties in the EU import 27."