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An Taoiseach speaks with President Tusk

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar spoke with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk this morning regarding the UK’s request for an extension.

The Taoiseach confirmed his support for President Tusk’s proposal to grant the request for an extension which was sought by the UK. They noted that it would still be possible for the UK to leave before January 31st 2020 if the Withdrawal Agreement has been ratified in advance of that date.

The matter is likely to be discussed further at tonight’s meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives in Brussels.