Britain must leave the European Union by the time EU voters elect a new European Parliament on 23-26 May or will have to elect its own EU lawmakers, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said, writes Alastair Macdonald in Brussels.
Writing to EU summit chairman Donald Tusk after agreeing a deal to break the Brexit deadlock with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Juncker wrote: “The United Kingdom’s withdrawal should be complete before the European elections that will take place between May 23-26 this year.”
“If the United Kingdom has not left the European Union by then, it will be legally required to hold these elections.”
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