Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:59 - Updated Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:04
Brexit extension beyond May means UK participation in EU elections: Commission
BRUSSELS- An extension of Brexit talks beyond the date of European Parliament elections in late May would mean that Britain would have to take part in European Parliament elections despite its plan to leave the EU, the European Commission said.
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“If the UK is still a member of the EU during EU parliamentary election, they will have to take part in it,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a regular new briefing.
The British parliament will vote later on Thursday on a possible extension of Brexit negotiations beyond the original March 29th deadline.
“We need to have a request coming in, we would need to decide by unanimity,” the spokesman said,REUTERS.
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