The European Council decides to avoid the danger of leaving the United Kingdom without an agreement, this Friday, April 12 and offers a new extension of Article 50 (which activates Brexit) until October 31st, which extends an effective British exit for six more months. The European Union agreement includes a revision clause in June to study how the process evolves.
The objective of the extension is to favour the British government to reach an agreement with the Labor Party to form a favourable majority to approve the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons.
Furthermore, the new departure date forces the United Kingdom to hold the European elections, an essential condition for any extension of Brexit beyond May 22. In this regard, the United Kingdom announces its intention to convene and hold the elections to the European Parliament, despite the Prime Minister statements about the possibility of leaving before May 22.
The pact implies that the United Kingdom will leave the EU just one day before the new European Commission assumes its mandate, which would prevent the United Kingdom from being part of the new Commission, to limit the uncertainty and interference of the Kingdom United in the operation of European institutions.
The conclusions agreed by the Member States establish that there will be no renegotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement, and any commitment, declaration or any other unilateral act of the United Kingdom must be compatible with the letter and spirit of the Agreement.