Theresa May seeks to convince Merkel, Macron for Brexit delay

British PM Theresa May on Tuesday will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and with France's President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, just a day before an emergency EU summit on Brexit in Brussels, news wires reported.

The talks will be focused on extension of the deadline for Britain's departure from the bloc. As the UK is scheduled to leave the EU on 12 April, May is to ask for an extension until 30 June. The EU has already indicated it expects May to present a concrete plan in place if more time is to be granted.

Steffen Seibert, Merkel's government spokesman said it was crucial to protect the unity of the remaining 27 member states, particularly with regard to a decision on an extension. Theresa May is also expected to speak to other EU leaders by telephone before the summit.

 

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