EU Chief Consulting Leaders On Brexit Extension

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Updated October 22, 2019
File Photo of Donald  Tusk by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP


The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, is consulting EU leaders about Britain’s request to delay Brexit until January 31, a spokeswoman for the European Commission said Tuesday.

The official, Mina Andreeva, was reacting after British MPs voted to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from pushing the withdrawal agreement through before the end of the month.

She tweeted that the Commission “takes note of tonight’s result and expects the UK government to inform us about the next steps” while Tusk “is consulting leaders on the UK’s request for an extension until 31 January 2020.”