August 30, 2019 / 10:05 AM / 24 days ago

No-deal Brexit will happen on October 31 if there is no backstop agreement - Maas

FILE PHOTO: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas attends a news conference following a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Germany expects Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday.

“We cannot imagine reopening the Withdrawal Agreement,” Maas said in the Finnish capital. “We assume that Brexit will happen on Oct. 31. We will do everything to avoid a no-deal Brexit. But the British government has made it clear that if there is no agreement (on the Irish border) a no-deal Brexit will happen.”

Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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