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EU leaves door open to Brexit extension, in blow to Boris Johnson , not really
A summit communique issued after two hours of discussion tasked the commission and European parliament with taking "the necessary steps to ensure that the agreement can enter into force on November 1".

But a senior EU official said that the leaders would follow events on Saturday, and reflect on the next steps if they were in a "different situation".

Alexa, wut does that mean?
[Juncker] told reporters he was "ruling out" a prolongation, chile, but the issue is solely the ["]remit["] of the EU heads of state ["]and government["]. "If we have a deal, we have a deal and there is no need for prolongation," he added

No other EU leader expressed the same view. One senior EU official told the Guardian of Juncker's ["]intervention["]: "It is fake news."

NEW! flow chart. Places everyone!

< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 06:42:57 PM EST
Wed Sep 25th, 2019 at 04:41:55 AM EST



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 08:07:38 PM EST
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Macron against Brexit extension as Merkel keeps option open, 18 Oct

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 04:59:50 AM EST
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Sun Jan 27th, 2019 at 08:08:31 PM EST

Mon Nov 5th, 2018 at 09:53:51 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 08:39:26 PM EST
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European Parliament President David Sassoli's speech to the European Council , 17 Oct
The full text is available here.
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Brexit
"We welcome the agreement reached with the government of the United Kingdom. The European Parliament will examine closely the terms and substance of the agreement to verify that it is consistent with the interests of the European Union and its citizens. Parliament will continue to act with the sense of responsibility that we have shown to date."

BLOOMBERG | EU Shuts Down Talk of Fallback If Deal Defeated: Brexit Update, 17 Oct
[7:04 PM] A few countries wanted to talk about how EU leaders would respond if the U.K. Parliament rejects the deal in the vote expected on Saturday, according to one EU official. That discussion, however, was quickly shut down by others around the table, the official said. Most EU leaders are keen to avoid interfering with Johnson's domestic battles -- either by increasing pressure on undecided lawmakers, or by offering them a way out via an extension.
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[8:55 PM] It's unlikely the bloc's leaders would refuse a request for an extension if the U.K. seeks it, according to an EU official. There would need to be a reason such as an election or referendum, said the official, who added that they expect Johnson would campaign for the deal he's negotiated rather than a no-deal exit. An extension would require another summit, the official said.
ahhh, Guardian "source" identified.

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[President] David Sassoli unveiled the Brexit resolution, 16 Sep
"'The resolution says that if there is a no-deal departure, then that is entirely the responsibility of the United Kingdom,' he said."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 10:03:29 PM EST
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