In the midst of the Corona-crisis: Maas warns of hard Brexit

German foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned of a growing risk of a hard Brexits in the middle of the Corona-crisis. "It is worrying that the UK is away at ke

In the midst of the Corona-crisis: Maas warns of hard Brexit

German foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned of a growing risk of a hard Brexits in the middle of the Corona-crisis. "It is worrying that the UK is away at key points in the negotiations of our jointly agreed Political Declaration," said the SPD politician of the "Augsburger Allgemeine". "That is not so, because the negotiations are for a total package, as in the Political Declaration is created."

there is Currently no agreement on a comprehensive trade and partnership agreement or an extension of the negotiation period through the end of the year is also the Minister of foreign Affairs, according to in sight. "The UK government rejects the extension of the deadline further," he added. "If it is, then we have to cope with for the new year, in addition to Corona, the Brexit."

in addition, Maas has called on the United States to cooperation with the EU, the economic consequences of the Corona cope with the crisis. "We need to work together now to bring, in spite of Corona, the world economy and global trade moving again." The United States and the EU could have a extraordinary influence that we want to use on the world stage and must. Even if you have to call the lately active in memory: "We stand on a common Foundation of values, and we have much more common interests than conflicting," says Maas.

Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 07:21

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