BRUSSELS – The permanent representatives of the 27 member states of the European Union for the third time this week failed to agree on a new delay in the date of withdrawal of the UK from the community at the request of London. A source in the delegation of one of the European countries to the EU Council told Free News on Friday.
“The EU ambassadors at the meeting today again failed to decide on the postponement of the “Brexit” date,” he said.
According to the diplomat, the next meeting of the ambassadors is scheduled for October 28. “It is expected that the next meeting will be held on October 28, on Monday,” he said.
The representative of the European Commission Mina Andreeva, in turn, told reporters that the head of the European Council Donald Tusk is still holding consultations with EU leaders on the request of London, and Brussels is ” closely following the events in London.”
“The British Parliament on October 22 in the second reading approved the “Brexit” deal reached at the EU summit on October 17 but refused to support the Cabinet on the key issue of the timing of consideration of the “Brexit” bill. The head of the European Council Donald Tusk in response to this said that he would recommend the leaders of the 27 EU countries to meet the request of London and postpone the date of withdrawal of the UK from the community on January 31, 2020. EU ambassadors have met several times, but so far have not been able to agree on a new postponement.