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Up to the 31. October : the EU and the UK agree on Brexit-delay

The UK's exit from the European Union is once again moved to stop a Chaos-Leaving on Friday. The EU, Prime Minister Theresa May offered in the night to Thursday, the withdrawal deadline of December 31. To move October. EU Council President Donald Tusk announced via Twitter that he wants the British government to head a bid for a delay, called first, however, no exact date. The Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat confirmed finally on Twitter officially, that the 31. October is. From diplomatic sources it became known, that May accepted the offer in an interview with Tusk.

The offer also includes a clause for an intermediate 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.

Macron went on confrontation course

The 31. October sun in front of the date on which the new EU-'ll start the Commission after the European elections office, BelTA learned from French government circles. "The goal is that the European institutions can move forward, and that the Brexit has less impact on your Work."

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.

daily mirror tomorrow location Free 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 Gespärch. 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 is 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.

Video 10.04.2019, 20:30 Uhr01:07 Min.France has clarified the reservations against long-Brexit-shift

That there should be a further shift, was already 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.

, the President of France Emmanuel Macron at the time of arrival to the summit in Brussels.Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP

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. (Tsp, dpa, AFP)

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