British PM asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

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(London) – Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union to delay Britain´s departure from the bloc until June 30, with the extension ending earlier if parliament approves her Brexit deal.

May also told EU Council president Donald Tusk in a formal letter that Britain would start preparing for its participation in European Parliament elections in case it is still a member of the bloc when they begin on May 23.

“The United Kingdom proposes that (the extension) should end on June 30 2019. If the parties are able to ratify before this date, the government proposes that the period should be terminated earlier,” May´s letter said.