February 13, 2019 / 11:44 AM / 11 days ago

EU executive says any Brexit delay cannot be open-ended

BRUSSELS, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Wednesday Britain has not requested a Brexit delay and that any such extension of negotiating time before the divorce could not be open-ended but leading to a concrete result.

Speaking at a regular news briefing in Brussels, Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas also said EU laws spelled out no deadline for Britain to ask for an extension of the so-called Article 50 exit process, which would have to be approved unanimously by all the other 27 EU member states to be granted. (Reporting by Jan Strupczewski)

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