Worth giving time to reach Brexit deal – German foreign minister
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday it was worthwhile giving more time to reach an agreement with Britain over its exit from the European Union, although a long Brexit extension would be difficult.
“Before we get to a hard Brexit it’s worthwhile having another go rather than just arguing about what a hard Brexit means, namely a lot of disadvantages for both sides,” Maas told reporters before a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
Asked about whether Brexit could be extended beyond the European elections in May, he replied: “The longer the time is pushed back, the more difficult it becomes.”
(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, editing by Thomas Escritt)