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Brexit: European Council adopts decision to extend the period under Article 50

Brussels, 29/10/2019 - 04:12, UNIQUE ID: 191030_2
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EU News 193/2019

The European Council has adopted a decision to extend the period under Article 50.3 (of the Treaty on the European Union), in the context of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU.

The extension will last until 31 January 2020 to allow more time for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement. The withdrawal can take place earlier on 1 December 2019 or 1 January 2020, if the withdrawal agreement is ratified by both parties.

For the duration of the extension the United Kingdom remains a member state with all the rights and obligations set out in the treaties and under EU law.

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