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EU scraps plan for delaying Brexit until May 22 - reports

European Union's officials are drafting a new proposal which would remove the initially reported Brexit Article 50 extension date designated for May 22, RTE Europe Editor Tony Connelly reported on Thursday. Other reports from the European Council summit confirm that another configuration will be proposed, such as shortening the timeframe for the United Kingdom's departure from the bloc to May 7.

A BBC reporter alleges that an earlier date would be in effect regardless of whether UK Prime Minister Theresa May's deal passes the vote in Westminster or not. Other journalists stated that the Brexit extension could be even shorter, citing the first half of April as a possible date. On the other hand, some reports mention that a number of EU leaders advocated for Brexit to be postponed until the end of the year, which would force the UK to take part in the upcoming EU elections.

Reportedly, French President Emanuel Macron advocates for the activation of Brexit regardless of whether the British lawmakers vote for May's version of the deal or not. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani suggested earlier today that the UK's departure from the EU should not be extended past April 18.

Breaking the News / MA