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Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat Was One Of Five EU Leaders Who Fought Against Brexit Extension

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Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was one of the the five EU Leaders who fought against a long extension to Brexit.

French newspaper Le Monde quoted sources as saying that Muscat, along with French President Emmanuel Macron, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, opposed an extension beyond 21 June.

On 11 April, EU Leaders agreed to grant the UK an extension of 31 October, halloween, after over-night discussions. This is the second extension to Brexit with severe divisions within the UK’s House of Parliament gridlocking any sort of progress.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has had her Brexit deal shot down by Parliament on three separate occasions.

17 EU Member states, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Council President Donald Tusk, all supported the long extension, with sources saying that they pushed for a December extension.

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