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Brexit: May applies for postponement – policy

This explains the British Prime Minister in the lower house. The other EU member states still have to agree to the shift.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has applied to the EU for a Brexit postponement until 30 June. That's what she said Wednesday in the House of Commons in London. She said she was unwilling to postpone leaving after that date, she said in London. Parliament voted last week to postpone Brexit by three months to the end of June.

Should the other EU member states agree to the postponement, the UK would resign shortly after the May European elections. As the new European Parliament convenes for its constituent meeting on 2 July, Britain would have to leave the EU at that time if it did not take part in the elections. Otherwise, the entire election could be invalid.

Whether the Brexit will be postponed, decide now the heads of state and government of the European Union. You must unanimously agree to the British request. On Thursday and Friday they will meet for the EU summit in Brussels. However, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday morning on Deutschlandfunk that he did not expect a decision to postpone Brexit. The EU will have to meet again next week.

May said in London that the British government plans to make a third attempt after the EU summit to get a majority vote for its Brexit Treaty in the House of Commons. Should this come about, the postponement will give the lower house time to discuss the implementing laws. "If not, the lower house will have to decide what to do next."

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