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Brexit. May: "We will ask for the extension to June 30"

From the EU they stress that the UK in that case would participate in the elections

Speaking to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister Theresa May explained that "the date for the Brexit will be extended to June 30", but this would not exclude "the risk of a no deal, especially if the exit agreement reached in the negotiations with Brussels". From the European Union, however, the European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas emphasized that "if the date for Brexit is extended to beyond May 23, the United Kingdom will have to organize and participate in the European Parliament elections to be held on the May 23-26". This is a fixed point for Brussels, which "puts its back on the wall" all British politicians, but according to opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is the demonstration "of the incompetence of the premier May who does not have a plan B", that the Corbyn himself announced that he will try to discuss with Michel Barnier tomorrow.

In response to this statement, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker -interviewed by "Deutschlandfunk"- said he "did not receive a letter from Theresa May and the EU did everything in its power to adapt to British demands" . In his speech, he again said that "the divorce agreement found will not be renegotiated, although at the summit of the European Council the day after tomorrow it will be decided to extend the Brexit".

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