January 19, 2019 / 12:53 PM / a month ago

Austria's Kurz ready to consider Brexit delay

FILE PHOTO: Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag he is open for a delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union.

“If London presents a proper strategy and a plan, then postponing the withdrawal date by a couple of months could be conceivable,” Kurz said in an interview to be published on Sunday. Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29.

“A hard, disorderly Brexit would harm us all,” Kurz said. “But we are prepared for that too.”

Editing by Janet Lawrence

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