Following PM Boris Johnson’s decision to pause the process of ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, and in order to avoid a no-deal #Brexit, Donald Tusk has recommend the EU27 accept the UK request for an extension.
In June 2019, the UK had held a referendum in which 52% voted that they wanted to leave the European Unin. As such, Brexit was initially scheduled on March 29. This date has already been postponed twice, once for April 12 and then October 31.
On Monday, the 27 countries of the European Union accepted the request, by extending once again the ‘deadline’ to January 21, 2020.
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.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) October 28, 2019