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Riigikogu foreign affairs head proposes extension to UK EU withdrawal date

17.01.2019

Chair of the Riigikogu’s foreign affairs committee Marko Mihkelson (Reform) has suggested making use of the terms of the European Union’s treaty to give breathing space to the United Kingdom following the rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

“As for Brexit or its possible cancellation, Estonia’s first starting point today could be allowing the United Kingdom extra time ‒ if they so wish ‒ in the framework of Section 3 of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty,” Mr Mihkelson wrote on social media.

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