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No EU decision yet on length of Brexit delay

  • Published at 05:38 pm October 25th, 2019
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A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows tellers (R-L) Conservative MP Maggie Throup, Conservative MP Stuart Andrew, Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire and Labour MP Nic Dakin preparing to deliver the result of a vote on the government's proposed programme, or Queen's Speech, in the House of Commons in London on October 24, 2019 AFP

The 27 member states agree in principle that Brexit should be delayed beyond the end of the month

EU ambassadors postponed a decision on how long to delay Britain's exit from the bloc until next week, diplomats said Friday after talks in Brussels.

The 27 member states agree in principle that Brexit should be delayed beyond the end of the month, but talks are ongoing about how much longer to wait.

The ambassadors agreed that the decisions could be made by written procedure, rather than an emergency leaders' summit, but their next meeting is on Monday or Tuesday.

After what EU negotiator Michel Barnier said were "excellent discussions," European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said "work will continue in coming days."

Two diplomats told AFP the ambassadors set an informal deadline of late Monday or early Tuesday to decide -- just two days before the current Brexit deadine.