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EU Council President Tusk to Meet May Ahead of Brexit Summit

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7Dnews London

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:47 GMT

European Council President Donald Tusk is meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May along with the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia, and the Netherlands ahead of an emergency summit scheduled to be held on Wednesday April 10th to decide whether to grant the United Kingdom a further delay in its departure from the European Union.

The British leader is likely to have a rough ride as she pleads for a second extension until June 30th, to avert Britain's departure now scheduled for Friday. 

Tusk has previously suggested a longer delay of up to a year with conditions attached to ensure Britain does not stymie EU decision making if it remains a member. 

EU countries have become increasingly exasperated with the political division and uncertainty in Britain. 


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