JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – European Union (EU) leaders have agreed to extend Brexit until Jan. 31, said the president today (10/28). The decision came after a meeting of EU27 ambassadors, and days of speculation over whether French President Emmanuel Macon would veto the idea.
Donald Tusk said it Britain could leave before the deadline if a deal was approved by British’ House of Commons and House of Lords. Earlier, Member of Parliaments (MPs) has agreed to process Prime Minister Boris Johnson’ proposal for an early general election on Dec. 12.
The premier had repeatedly said the United Kingdom (UK) would leave on Oct. 31′ deadline, with or without a deal. Previously, UK and EU have reached a provisional deal on Brexit. The deal still has to pass through British parliament and be formally ratified by the member states of the block.
“Where there is a will, there is a deal – we have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions. I recommend that European Commission endorses this deal,” EU’ president Jean-Claude Juncker said on Oct. 17.