German minister: Virus crisis won’t make Brexit easier

first_imgGerman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks at a panel during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany on Feb. 14, 2020. REUTERS BERLIN – German Foreign Minister HeikoMaas said the coronavirus crisis would not make Brexit negotiations easier,adding that Berlin would use its EU presidency in the second half of the yearto ensure there is a “good result” for both the EU and Britain. “Whether I think the extension of Brexitnegotiations and the deadlines there are until the end of the year is good ornot is irrelevant – the British government rejects that and made that clearagain last week. It certainly won’t be easier given the coronavirus crisis,” hetold a news conference on Friday. (Reuters)last_img

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