October 16, 2019 / 3:43 PM / 2 months ago

Finnish PM hopes for Brexit deal to avoid no-deal split

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Wednesday he still hoped for a last-minute Brexit deal so that the European Union and Britain do not descend into a most damaging, chaotic split.

“The level playing field is a very important part of this coming agreement, if there is a new agreement coming,” Rinne told a news conference.

“I hope that ... we can reach an agreement, we can find a situation when there is no hard Brexit coming because it harms European people’s lives after Brexit and long after that.”

He also said finding a deal was “extremely difficult but still possible”, and added that a “technical” or a very short delay to scheduled Brexit date of Oct. 31 was possible.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by John Chalmers

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