World News: EU agrees to delay Brexit until January 31 next year

World News: EU agrees to delay Brexit until January 31 next year

The European Council has agreed to grant Britain a new Brexit delay to January 31 next year.

On Monday, the European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter “the EU 27 has agreed that it will accept the UK’s request for a Brexit flextension (…). The decision is expected to be formalized through a written procedure”.

Tusk’s announcement came as European Union diplomats met in Brussels to sign off on the new delay to Britain’s departure from the bloc, which had been due in just three days on October 31.

It’s the second time the Brexit deadline has been changed since the 2016 referendum on Britain’s departure from the EU.
Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports.


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