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7/3/17

Brexit: Prolonging Brexit talks ‘should not be excluded’, says key EU power broker - by Sarantis Michalopoulos

The complexity of the Brexit negotiations means extending the talks by one year should not be excluded, according to the spokesperson of the European People’s Party (EPP), the leading power broker in the EU institutions.

The declaration by Romanian MEP Siegfried Mureșan, spokesperson of the European People’s Party (EPP), is the first time the EU’s leading centre-right political family publicly admits that Brexit talks may have to be prolonged.

If that extension eventually materialises, it would be a major concession to the government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May which only managed to kick off negotiations on 19 June, one year after the historic referendum on EU membership.

Read more: Prolonging Brexit talks ‘should not be excluded’, says key EU power broker – EURACTIV.com

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