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    EU's Juncker on Brexit: 'We'll Never Kick Out a Member State'

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    Earlier, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in a letter to civil servants that preparations for a no-deal outcome should continue despite a new Brexit deadline extension.

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that they were ready for a no-deal Brexit but had nothing to gain from it.

    READ MORE: No More Brexit Delays, April 12 is Ultimate Deadline — Juncker

    He added that the EU would never kick out a member state.

    According to him, the EU27 should nevertheless have the right to meet without the UK while the UK remains a member state.

    As a result of the European Council emergency meeting, which took place on 10 April, London was given a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October. The UK was obliged to hold EU elections in May if it does not leave by that time, or withdraw without a deal on 1 June.

    Originally, the United Kingdom was supposed to have left the bloc on March 29, however, the May government failed to secure support for its divorce agreement before the deadline.


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