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Up to the 31. October : The Brexit will be postponed for another Time – but flexible

The UK's exit from the European Union is again moved, in order to prevent a Chaos-Leaving on Friday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the agreement, especially since the already for Friday feared Chaos was Brexit averted once again. It was "a very intense, very good night", have shown the Unity of the EU, she said. However, had been arguing over the length of the suspension at the summit in Brussels earlier, violently. The French President, Emmanuel Macron turned against the wishes of Merkel and other countries to enter the UK for much longer time.
in The end, the EU offered the Prime Minister Theresa May offered in the night to Thursday, the withdrawal deadline of December 31. To move October. European Council President Donald Tusk among the UK's head of government presented the offer in a Four-eyes conversation. Shortly before 2 p.m., he reported to law enforcement: the UK and the rest of the 27 EU States had agreed on a "flexible" postponing the exit date until the end of October, wrote to Tusk on Twitter.

The agreement also includes an interim step. Accordingly, it is checked in June, if an earlier discharge is possible, namely, 30. June, as of May requested. A correspondent of the "Sunday Times" reported, moreover, that the UK should participate also at the end of may at the election to the European Parliament, or otherwise, to 1. June from the EU should be eliminated. That would be, but then the No-Deal-Brexit, the, all sides want to avoid, and also by the British house of Commons repeatedly pronounced.

Tusk to the British: "don't Waste this time!"

"Please do not waste this time!", Tusk appealed at a press conference at the politicians on the island. The United Kingdom now have six more months "to find the best possible solution". The postponement was as flexible as he had hoped, though not as long as hoped, said the President of the European Council. However, it should be possible to find a solution.

The 31. October also happens to be Halloween, but he is not chosen randomly. The term of office of Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ends. If the time limit will be exhausted, hope he, without a further night session to get along, said the Luxembourg at the press conference with Tusk. Otherwise, he would have to at midnight when the 1. November dawns, the summit left, joked Juncker.

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to order the countries of The EU are to prevent Brexit the functioning of the community erodes. In particular, he should not fall in the period in which the new EU Commission after the start of the European election office. "The goal is that the European institutions can move forward, and that the Brexit has less impact on their Functioning," it said in French government circles.

May turned out that the flexibility of the agreement was particularly important. This also meant that the UK could even refrain from participating in the European elections, should accept the Parliament in London in April or in the first three weeks in may to the withdrawal of the contract. You also understand that there is a great Frustration about the continued delays, said the Prime Minister at a press conference in Brussels. "Actually, we should have, the European Union has been long abandoned." She wanted to work on it, that this happen as soon as possible.

At the crisis summit in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU heads of state and heads of government wrestled on Wednesday evening hours about whether or not they should be granted a short or long delay. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron went on confrontation course, and insisted on strict conditions for a longer withdrawal period.

Macron had to contend against longer delay

The British Prime Minister Theresa May had a delay of up to 30. June requested. They wanted to create the exit before the European elections end of may, sorted. Merkel had declared, however, to expect a much longer shift. During the negotiations, even nine to twelve months in Brussels in the conversation. Macron didn't want to wave however, just by. From French government circles, it was said, for a long delay May not have offered enough guarantees.

upon their arrival in Brussels, the Chancellor recalled the historical responsibility and the self-interest of the European Union, an unregulated outlet apply the previously referred to Brexit-date 12. April - this is to be avoided on Friday. The 27 remaining countries should openly and constructively discuss the British request to defer. "I have no doubt that we will reach this Unity of the 27 again," said the CDU politician.

May stand for an hour-long question-and-answer

was the beginning of the summit May in the circle of the rest of the heads of state and government, your ideas, and also answered more than an hour of questions. The round was constructive, it was said then by EU diplomats. May have given the impression that you have a shift on the 30. June also would accept, if great Britain could also retire earlier governed. On the evening of the 27 remaining States discussed then without May. French government circles informed during the negotiations on Macrons concerns.

Council President Tusk (on the left), Luxembourg's Premier, Xavier Bettel, May and Merkel look on a Tablet of the Chancellor.Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP

That there should be a further shift, was already clarified in the hours before the summit in the circle of the 27 countries to a large extent. So the Irish Prime Leo Varadkar showed that the EU will reach a consensus, "to give the UK a bit more time". He does not expect an exit of the country on Friday.

The majority of EU States want a few months of rest

the Macron, however, had insisted on his arrival to the public on conditions. The ability of the EU should not be affected, and the UK must create clarity about the purpose of the postponement. Still everything is open, said Macron to Report that it is the course of a long shift in the UK's EU-exit.

A long postponement was, according to diplomats, the majority of the EU member States, in order to take a few months rest in the exit process. As the data of day in December 2019, in February or March 2020 were stitch in the conversation. Merkel said on Wednesday afternoon in the Bundestag: "It may well be that it is a longer extension than that of the British Prime Minister requested." The UK should be able to go earlier, once in London a solution.

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May is in trouble, because the British Parliament has rejected the EU negotiated exit contract now already three Times. Because of the Blockade of the Brexit was once of 29. March 12. April has been postponed. In the short term, which started talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn brought no solution, but to go this Thursday. The opposition Labour party wants to reject a softer Form of the Brexits with a customs Union and a closer connection to the EU, which hard-liners in Mays Conservative party, however, was categorical.

The Prime Minister hopes to resolve the knot at short notice, to find a majority in Parliament, and their country before the European election of 23. to 26. Lead to may, with agreement from the EU. Then, a transition phase is in force would occur. The United Kingdom would no longer vote and no new members to the EU Parliament. That would be too many EU politicians the most.

British not to intervene in important EU decisions

For safety, want May in the UK, but an EU election on may 23. May prepare. The had formulated of the 27 remaining countries in the EU as a condition. The choice of participation is to ensure that there are no legal difficulties, if the United Kingdom should be in the summer still a member of the EU, but no EU members.

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EU, A further condition for a Brexit is aiming long term to be afraid of series of short Brexit-shifts and crisis summit

Albrecht Meier

-shift should be the design, that the British government is committed, in the Council of the member countries in important EU decisions not to intervene. Relevant this could be in the selection of the next EU Commission chief or the negotiations on the EU financial framework for the years 2021 to the end of 2027. The draft of the summit Declaration was tips, in this sense, during the discussions. (with Reuters, AFP)

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