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EU may delay Brexit till January 31, final decision likely today: Report

'The prospect of elections has strengthened significantly over the weekend,' the source added

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The European Union will on Monday "most likely" agree to delay Britain's departure from the European Union until Jan.31, said a source close to French President Emmanuel Macron who last week prevented the bloc from reaching a decision on the delay.

The French comment should unlock an agreement among the 27 EU countries staying on together after Brexit just three days before Britain would otherwise be due to leave.

The 27 national envoys to Brussels meet at 09:00 GMT with diplomats and officials hoping that the decision would be smooth.

"There will most likely be an agreement on Monday morning between the 27

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First Published: Oct 28 2019 | 1:20 PM IST

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