Chancellor of Austria: the EU is ready to postpone the date of the UK’s exit from the Union

The European Union is ready to postpone the date of the UK’s exit from the EU, provided that this will help to prevent a situation of hard “Brexit”. This was stated on Thursday by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on the sidelines of the World economic forum in Davos.

“In the UK, there is an understanding that the EU is ready to do everything to avoid a hard Brexit, and, if necessary, postpone the release date. However, of course, the UK should also want this,” Reuters quoted Kurtz as saying. At the same time, he noted that even with such concessions Br exit should occur before the European elections to the European Parliament, which will be held on may 23-26.

Britain must leave the European Union on March 29. In early January, the British Minister for Brexit Stephen Barkley said that the UK government does not plan to postpone the date of withdrawal of the country from the EU, despite media reports that London and Brussels are secretly discussing this possibility.

“In the UK, there is an understanding that the EU is ready to do everything to avoid a hard “Brexit”, and, if necessary, postpone the release date. However, of course, the UK should also want this,” Reuters quoted Kurtz as saying. At the same time, he noted that even with such concessions “Brexit” should occur before the European elections to the European Parliament, which will be held on May 23-26.

Britain must leave the European Union on March 29. In early January, the British Minister for “Brexit” Stephen Barkley said that the UK government does not plan to postpone the date of withdrawal of the country from the EU, despite media reports that London and Brussels are secretly discussing this possibility