Brexit: MEPs in favour of deadline extension under specific circumstances
Thursday, 19 September 2019
At a plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday, MEPs voted in favour of adopting a new resolution. Credit: TeaMeister/Flickr.
MEPs adopted a resolution on Wednesday at a plenary session in Strasbourg affirming that the European Parliament is in favour of allowing an extension to the current Brexit deadline provided that it would be for a specific purpose.
The European Parliament would “support an extension of the period provided for in Article 50 if there are reasons and a purpose for such an extension,” the resolution explains.
An extension would be allowed only on the condition that it was justified and had a specific purpose, “such as to avoid a ‘no-deal exit’, to hold a general election or a referendum, to revoke Article 50, or to approve a withdrawal agreement,” the text explained.
In addition, the resolution confirmed the European Parliament’s belief that the withdrawal agreement is fair and balanced.
MEPs re-established in the resolution that the withdrawal agreement, as the means to allow for such an orderly exit of the UK from the EU, is fair and balanced.”