President of the European Council Donald Tusk announced that the EU27 had come to an agreement with a Tweet on Monday. Credit: European People's Party/Flickr.
The EU has agreed to extend the deadline for the UK to withdraw from the EU to 31 January 2020.
If the withdrawal agreement is approved by both Westminster and the EU Parliament before the deadline, however, the extension provides that the UK can leave the EU on the first day of any of the coming three months.
Despite concerns that French president Emmanuel Macron would block an extension to the Brexit deadline, the EU27 agreed to allow the extension, President of the European Council Donald Tusk announced on Monday.
The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK’s request for a #Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure.