EU would agree to Brexit delay, says German minister

Merkel ally Peter Altmaier says ‘it goes without saying’ Brexit extension would be granted

The unconventional “form” of Boris Johnson’s extension request is irrelevant to the EU, the European commission has confirmed, as Germany’s economic affairs minister said “it goes without saying” that a further Brexit delay would be granted.

Peter Altmaier, a key ally of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said he believed either a technical extension to allow extra time for legislation to pass, or a longer period to accommodate a general election or second referendum would be offered.

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Author: Daniel Boffey in Brussels | Source

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