EU Extends Deadline for UK Withdrawal

Posted by Marta Gargallo on 10/30/19 5:00 PM

On October 28th 2019, the European Council unanimously agreed to extend the period under Article 50 (3) of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) for the United Kingdom (UK) to depart from the European Union (EU).  The extension will be until January 31, 2020 to allow more time for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement.  The United Kingdom can leave earlier, on December 1, 2019, or January 1, 2020, if the deal is ratified by both parties.

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

The European Council decision taken in agreement with the United Kingdom extending the period under article 50 (3) of the TEU can be found here:

Topics: EU, UK, Brexit, European Union

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