Brussels— Europe mounted an emergency summit on Wednesday to decide how long a Brexit delay to grant British Prime Minister Theresa May — and under what conditions. Without a postponement, Britain is due to crash out of the EU at midnight on Friday under a “no-deal” Brexit that could trigger economic chaos. May wants to postpone Brexit from April 12 to June 30 to arrange an orderly departure — but the European leaders gathered in Brussels for a summit are expected to offer her a longer delay, of up to a year. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the parliament in Berlin before setting out for Brussels that the leaders might back a delay “longer than the British prime minister has requested”. “I am of the opinion, the German government is of the opinion, that we should give both parties a reasonable amount of time,” Merkel said. European Council president Donald Tusk, hosting the summit, said the evidence of recent months gave EU leaders “little reason to believe” that British MPs ...

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