New postponement of the Brexit date until 31 October 2019

During its special meeting on 10-11 April 2019, the European Council (Article 50) accepted a new postponement of the Brexit until 31 October 2019, in agreement with the United Kingdom.

The decision reminds that the Withdrawal Agreement will be able to come into effect at any time before 31 October 2019. If it is ratified before that date, the United Kingdom's withdrawal will take place on the first day of the following month. However, if the United Kingdom is still a member of the EU between 23 and 26 May 2019 and has not ratified the Withdrawal Agreement by 22 May 2019, it must hold elections to the European Parliament in accordance with Union law. If the United Kingdom fails to comply with this obligation, the withdrawal will take place on 1 June 2019.

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