Prime min­is­ter asks EU to de­lay Brexit to June 30

The Tribune (SLO) - - Insight -

Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May on Fri­day again sought to de­lay Brexit un­til June 30 to avoid a chaotic with­drawal from the Euro­pean Union in one week.

Bri­tain is set to leave the EU with­out a with­drawal deal in place on April 12 un­less an agree­ment is reached at a Brus­sels sum­mit April 10.

In a let­ter to Euro­pean Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Don­ald Tusk, May asked for an ex­ten­sion un­til the end of June and agreed to make con­tin­gency plans to take part in Euro­pean Par­lia­ment elec­tions on May 2326, if nec­es­sary.

Tusk on Fri­day pro­posed a flex­i­ble ex­ten­sion of up to a year.

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