Emmanuel Macron, France's president, speaks to journalist as he arrives for a European Union leaders summit in the Europa building in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. As most European Union leaders sought to gently maneuver the U.K. into postponing Brexit, only one broke ranks --President Emmanuel Macron. By contrast, Macron warned against taking a long extension for granted. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
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EU leaders are poised to offer the UK a Brexit extension until the end of October but with a review in June, according to European diplomats.

Theresa May, UK prime minister, was called into an EU summit early on Thursday by leaders of other 27 members of the EU to be presented with the offer. She had officially requested an extension to June 30, and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and some other leaders were prepared to offer a much longer delay.

But Emmanuel Macron, French president, held out against any extension of more than a year, insisting Britain provide an explanation of what it intended to to with the extra time.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council said on Twitter: “EU27 has agreed an extension of Art. 50. I will now meet PM @theresa_may for the UK government’s agreement. #Brexit”.

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