# Brexit extension

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on June 10, 2020 to attend Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the Houses of Parliament. - òThe number of suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain has passed the grim milestone of 50,000, the government said on Tuesday. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson l […]

Britain’s Johnson, EU chiefs seek Brexit talks relaunch

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chiefs have tried to breathe new life into stalled post-Brexit trade talks, with both sides entrenched in long-held positions
British members of the European Parliament from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats pose for a group picture wearing scarves depicting the EU and the Union Jack flags at the Europa Building in Brussels, on January 29, 2020. Photo: John Thys / AFP
British members of the European Parliame […]

UK holds firm on Brexit extension despite coronavirus

Despite the deadlock in post-Brexit EU trade talks and the coronavirus disruption, London still refuses to consider delaying a December deadline -- and the outbreak may even have toughened its stance
Boris Johnson (l), Prime Minister of Great Britain, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, address the opening sessions of the Summit of EU Heads of State and Government.
Boris Johnson (l), Prime Minister of Gre […]

EU extends Brexit deadline ahead of parliamentary vote on poll date

EU member states have agreed to grant Britain a three-month delay on its departure from the European Union called "flextension", with the possibility of exiting earlier than January 31 if the withdrawal agreement is ratified.
President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker (R), meets with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a working lunch at Le Bouquet Garni restaurant.
President of the European Commission, Je […]

Johnson and Juncker hold Brexit lunch amid backstop impasse

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday for the first time since taking office, as efforts to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31 show little sign of progress.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk (R) pictured with Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite (L) in Brussels on April 10, 2019 before a bilateral meeting ahead of an EU summit over Brexit crisis. Photo: Aris Oikonomou / AFP
President of the European Council Donald […]

EU leaders meet to decide another Brexit delay

European leaders gathered in Brussels on Wednesday to decide how long a Brexit delay to grant British Prime Minister Theresa May -- and under what conditions.
May is to meet Macron and Merkel on Tuesday to discuss Brexit process. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/dpa/archive
May is to meet Macron and Merkel on Tues […]

Britain’s May to discuss Brexit with Merkel, Macron on Tuesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to Berlin and Paris to meet up with both, the German Chancellor and the French President for discussing the current Brexit situation and the United Kingdom's future relationship with the European Union.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and EU Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier speak during a debate on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at the European Parliament in Brussels on April 3, 2019. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
European Commission President Jean-Claud […]

Brussels increasingly wary of long Brexit delay

EU leaders still want to avoid the chaos of a "no deal" Brexit, but concern is rising that giving Britain a long delay poses risks of its own and would solve little.