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Hans Dahlgren has been in Swedish government service since the 1970s. Credit: Anders Wiklund/TT

Sweden's new EU-minister would accept Brexit delay

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The new EU-minister Hans Dahlgren says most EU countries would be fine with Britain delaying Article 50 and hence the date of formally leaving the EU.

He says a delay would be acceptable, but only if there was a significant change that would take time, such as the British government moving its political lines for negotiations, or if there were to be a new referendum, or a new election.

He says if the British asked for more time to carry out such measures he has a hard time imagining that any EU country would oppose it.


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