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EU agrees Brexit extension till Jan 31

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 28 Oct 2019 Print

EU agrees Brexit extension till Jan 31

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London: The European Union has agreed to extend  Brexit till Jan 31, 2020.

European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed the issue by tweeting.

He posted: "The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a #Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure."

It comes as MPs prepare to vote on proposals by Boris Johnson for an early general election on 12 December, BBC reported.

The draft text of an agreement for the 27 EU ambassadors - as reported by BBC - also includes a commitment that the Withdrawal Agreement on the UK's exit from the EU cannot be renegotiated in future.

The UK was due to leave the European Union on Thursday.

The country's PM Boris Johnson was required to request an extension from the bloc after Parliament failed to agree on a deal related to the Brexit.

The PM had repeatedly said the UK would leave on 31 October deadline "do or die", but the law - known as the Benn act - also requires him to accept the offer, reported BBC.