EU ready to delay Brexit deadline

(VOVWORLD) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says the European Union is willing to delay Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc for another two months.

Kurz, whose country held the rotating EU presidency during intensive Brexit negotiations last year, said the bloc would prefer to extend Britain’s EU membership, set to expire on March 29, until the European Parliament elections in May.

The EU is prepared to do all it can to avoid a hard Brexit, even postpone the withdrawal date, but Great Britain must also want that, Kurz said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The EU warned it will not accept a Brexit plan that excludes guarantees on the Irish border issue.

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