October 15, 2019 / 11:41 AM / a month ago

Finnish PM says Britain is seriously trying to avoid hard Brexit

FILE PHOTO: Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne attends the annual informal summer meeting of the Nordic prime ministers in Reykjavik, Iceland August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

(Reuters) - Finland’s prime minister, Antti Rinne, said on Tuesday that for the first time, it looked like Britain was trying to reach an agreement to avoid a hard Brexit at the end of October.

“For the first time I feel that Britain is seriously trying,” Rinne told a news conference in Helsinki.

Finland holds EU’s rotating presidency.

Reporting by Tarmo Virki

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