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EU Grants New Brexit Delay Until Oct. 31 To Avoid No-Deal

Law360, London (April 11, 2019, 3:21 AM BST) -- European Union leaders agreed early Thursday to push back the date for Britain's departure from the bloc until as late as Oct. 31, including an option to leave earlier if the U.K. government can secure parliamentary backing for its unpopular Brexit plan.

The decision to grant a second delay reached at a late-night emergency EU summit in Brussels saves Britain from crashing out of the EU on Friday without a regulatory relationship or transition period. The bloc's leaders hope that a longer delay would give Prime Minister Theresa May time to build political consensus in London without having to ask for...

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