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After receiving the approval of the House of Commons, Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to President Donald Tusk to request an extension to Article 50 until 30 June 2019. At the European Council on 21 March, the Council granted a short extension until 22 May 2019, provided the House of Commons approves the Withdrawal Agreement next week. Failing this, the Council agreed to grant an extension until 12 April 2019, allowing time for the House of Commons to propose an alternative way forward. This week’s Brexit Brief examines these recent developments and tracks the reactions from Ireland, the UK and the EU.

Brexit Brief, published by the IIEA’s UK Project Group, covers developments in the on-going debate over the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. It is part of a wider communications programme, which will be highlighted on the Institute’s website.

This Brexit brief is available here.