LONDON – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson have agreed on a Brexit deal, at the sidelines of the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium.
The EU has granted Britain’s request to extend its exit from the union until January 31st, 2020. Donald Tusk, president of the EU Council announced today in a tweet saying, ‘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’.
Brexit was initially scheduled for October 31st with Johnson making the deadline a do-or-die matter. But the House of Commons voted to ask for a delay.