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May discusses Brexit with Austria, EU presidency holder

Posted by On July 27, 2018

May discusses Brexit with Austria, EU presidency holder

July 27 at 11:41 AM

SALZBURG, Austria â€" British Prime Minister Theresa May is discussing Brexit with the leader of Austria, which currently holds the rotating European Union presidency. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he hopes to find a “solution” by October.

The visit comes amid big differences between Britain and the EU over the terms of a future trade relationship and how to regulate the Ireland-Northern Ireland border.

Kurz said that “from our point of view, it’s important to avoid a hard Brexit.” He added: “I hope that we can be successful and find a solution ‘til October.”

May said the two leaders would discuss “many shared challenges and shared opportunities.” She and Kurz took no questions.

Kurz invited May to attend a performance of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at the Salzburg Festival on Friday.

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Source: Google News Austria | Netizen 24 Austria

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