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The Latest: EU says it's considering UK Brexit delay request


Added 10-21-19 07:04:02am EST - “The European Commission says the fact that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not sign a letter requesting a three-month extension of the Brexit deadline has no impact on whether it is valid and that the European Union is considering…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “The Latest: EU says it's considering UK Brexit delay request”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local):

The European Commission says the fact that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not sign a letter requesting a three-month extension of the Brexit deadline has no impact on whether it is valid and that the European Union is considering the demand.

With British politicians squabbling over the U.K.'s departure from the EU, Johnson was forced by parliament to ask for a three-month delay to the Oct. 31 Brexit date.

Johnson sent the unsigned letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk late Saturday with a second note saying that he opposes any delay.

Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Monday that "President Tusk acknowledged receipt of the extension request on Saturday and, as he stated, he's now consulting with the EU 27."

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