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EU summit: Theresa May says 'maybe' to transition period extension


British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday hinted at her openness to extending a so-called transition period "for a matter of months" after Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019.

"A further idea that has emerged, and it is an idea at this stage, is to create an option to extend the implementation period for a matter of months, and it would only be a matter of months," May told reporters in Brussels, where EU leaders were gathered for a bloc summit meeting.