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EU foreign ministers have been arriving for an EU foreign affairs council meeting in Luxembourg. At least two of them, Teodor Melescanu, the Romanian foreign minister, and Timo Soini, the Finish foreign minister, have said they would back an article 50 extension.

EU rotating presidency (currently Romania): If there is a need for an extension, we will prepare all the logistics to do so. #brexit

Finnish Finnish Foreign Minister, Timo Soini: If #brexit extension is needed, it should be granted.


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Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, is flying to Dublin today to meet the taoiseach, his deputy and the finance minister for talks ahead of Wednesday’s European council summit.

With no sight of an agreement between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, no-deal planning will very much be on the agenda.

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