Austria’s Kurz ready to consider Brexit delay

Austria’s Kurz ready to consider Brexit delay

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz delivers a speech during a debate on the results of the Austrian presidency of the E.U. for the last six months, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on January 15, 2019. (REUTERS Photo)

ZURICH, January 19 (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.”