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 âsolutionâ 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 âfrom our point of view, itâs important to avoid a hard Brexit.â He added: âI hope that we can be successful and find a solution âtil October.â
May said the two leaders would discuss âmany shared challenges and shared opportunities.â She and Kurz took no questions.
Kurz invited May to attend a performance of Mozartâs âThe Magic Fluteâ at the Salzburg Festival on Friday.
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