March 20, 2019 / 11:50 AM / 3 months ago

Decision on UK participation in EU elections due by mid-April - EU official

BERLIN (Reuters) - A decision on whether Britain should participate in the European Parliament election needs to be taken by mid-April, an EU official said on Wednesday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to ask the EU for a short delay to Brexit.

Ballots have to be printed in time and clarity over how to distribute parliamentary seats among member states is needed, the source added.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; writing by Tassilo Hummel; editing by Thomas Seythal and Olaf Zapke

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