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Belgium: May notably absent as EU leaders celebrate 25 years of EEA03:06

Belgium: May notably absent as EU leaders celebrate 25 years of EEA

Belgium, Brussels
March 22, 2019 at 10:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was nowhere in sight as EU heads of states celebrated the 25th anniversary of European Economic Area (EEA) in Brussels on Friday.

"Today we mark the 25th anniversary of European Economic Area which has opened up new opportunities and means of cooperation for its now 31 members," said President of the European Council Donald Tusk referring to the UK's exit from the economic zone.

May has reportedly flown back to the UK after securing an Article 50 extension with the EU until May 22, should the deal be agreed to in the House of Commons, and April 12 if the deal is rejected.

Leaders later posed for a group photo following a short roundtable.

Friday marked the second day of the European Council meeting in Brussels. In addition to Brexit, the meeting sought to discuss the European economic base, climate change, the upcoming summit with China and ways to tackle disinformation.

Belgium: May notably absent as EU leaders celebrate 25 years of EEA03:06
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May was nowhere in sight as EU heads of states celebrated the 25th anniversary of European Economic Area (EEA) in Brussels on Friday.

"Today we mark the 25th anniversary of European Economic Area which has opened up new opportunities and means of cooperation for its now 31 members," said President of the European Council Donald Tusk referring to the UK's exit from the economic zone.

May has reportedly flown back to the UK after securing an Article 50 extension with the EU until May 22, should the deal be agreed to in the House of Commons, and April 12 if the deal is rejected.

Leaders later posed for a group photo following a short roundtable.

Friday marked the second day of the European Council meeting in Brussels. In addition to Brexit, the meeting sought to discuss the European economic base, climate change, the upcoming summit with China and ways to tackle disinformation.