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Trick or Treat? EU, UK Agree to Delay Brexit Until Halloween

Posted April 12, 2019

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Raf Casert & Jill Lawless – Associated Press)

As if Brexit hadn’t spooked Britain and the European Union enough over the past three years, the two sides agreed early Thursday to extend the deadline to Halloween.

The new, Oct. 31 cutoff date averts a precipitous and potentially calamitous Brexit that had been scheduled for Friday.

“Please, do not waste this time,” European Council President Donald Tusk pleaded. He said the EU was giving Britain six more months “to find the best possible solution” to its Brexit impasse. Click here to read more.