The EU has agreed to a Brexit extension until 31 January 2020 8 months ago

The EU has agreed to a Brexit extension until 31 January 2020

It was announced this morning.

EU ambassadors have agreed to accept the UK's request for a Brexit extension until 31 January 2020.

The news was announced this morning through a tweet by European Council President, Donald Tusk.

He wrote:

"The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a #Brexit extension until 31 January 2020."

"The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure."


Over the weekend, the 27 member states discussed the request for an extension.

The discussions began when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly applied for an extension via an unsigned letter on 19 October.

The UK will now be obliged to appoint an EU commissioner, and there is a stern warning that the extension cannot be used to try to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement.Time will tell folks.